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Study says imaginary exercise can keep muscles strong during time in a cast

from The Washington Post

Have you ever broken a bone and had to immobilize a limb in a cast? Do you remember how weak your muscles were once the cast was cut off? A new study indicates that imagination can be a useful tool in retaining muscle strength despite immobilization. Brian C. Clark and colleagues from Ohio University called their study “The power of the mind: the cortex as a critical determinant of muscle strength/weakness.” more

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