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Lack of Exercise & Fall Prevention of Seniors

"We don't stop moving because we age. We age because we stop moving" One other significant factor in fall risk for seniors is the decrease in regular physical activity and exercise that is so important to their ability to remain mobile and independent. Causes Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of muscle mass we are all subject to - starting at around age 40 - unless we take measures to minimize that loss. The decreased muscle mass in seniors also dictates their need for more protein than younger adults which can become a challenge if they are not eating as much as they used to. A poor diet is also a cause as it directly contributes to lack of energy and thus, a decreased willingness and/or a

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