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Older Adults Who are Weak, Have Low Muscle Mass and Poor Physical Functioning Run Increased Risk of Hospitalization
As adults get older, they tend to lose muscle and strength. In addition, their physical functioning may decline so that, among other things, they walk more slowly than they did when younger. As they get older, adults also run an increased risk of falls, bone fractures, hospitalizations, and … more
As we get older, we tend to have more trouble carrying out daily activities, such as walking. Some research suggests that older adults with poor hearing may have worse balance, run higher risks of falling, and have more trouble walking and carrying out other daily activities than seniors with … more
Scientists at the University of Western Ontario analyzed 13 studies conducted over a 30-year period to determine the effects of vitamin D on muscle strength, gait, and balance in older adults.