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Let’s talk about a secondary effect of COVID-19 that people haven’t paid enough attention to: increased #falls and fractures in older people (a thread) 1/5
Falls are a major health problem. They cause 3 million ER visits and 800,000 hospitalizations in the US each year. Three older Americans die from a fall EVERY HOUR. (2/5)
Muscle weakness and balance problems are major fall risk factors. Older people rapidly lose strength when they are inactive. And right now, millions of homebound older people can not do their regular activities. (3/5)
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My grandma’s PCP recommended she stop going to gym because she may fall.

I don’t agree with this advice. Here’s why:

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My grandma is a safe community ambulator when using a walker.

She has a handicap parking placard allowing her to park close to the gym.

If she doesn’t go to the gym, she admits she will likely sit around at home and watch TV, further allowing her strength to deteriorate.

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My grandma’s main source of social interactions occur at the gym.

She has many friends who meet her there daily. It’s a way for her to stay social and exercise. And she enjoys going!

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Pues me voy a animar como dije el otro día a hacer un proyecto 365, pero en vez de haciendo fotos, editando fotos mías antiguas, random, basadas en el mood de cada día.
La única limitación que me voy a poner, va a ser el formato 1:1... A ver lo que sale xD
#365photochallenge
I´ll say it also in English :)
I´m gonna try a photography 365 project, but instead of taking photos, processing old random photos of mine...
Only one rule: the square format.
Let´s see what I got, which will be directly affected by the mood of the day...
#365photochallenge
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Thread: Decreasing muscle mass in aging: The harmful effects and how to counteract ––

Tags: #sarcopenia #aging #ageing #HealthyAging #MSKover50 #resistance training, #weights #physicalmobility #muscle, #protein
#osteoporosis #bone #fracture #falls

Image: iofbonehealth.org/what-sarcopenia
Thread: 🔽muscle in #aging ––#Sarcopenia RX, prevention –––

#MSKover50 #resistance #physicalmobility #osteoporosis #bone #fracture #falls

Lifespan vs. Healthspan: Why We Need Muscle for #HealthyAging.
runnersworld.com/health-injurie…
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Live Strong and Prosper...
link.springer.com/article/10.100…
Thread: Sarcopenia in #Aging: RX, prevention –––
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Biochemical Pathways of #Sarcopenia &Their Modulation by Physical #Exercise: A Narrative Review
frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…
H/T @MathewPiasecki Tags: #MSKover50
LT: Key RE: onset & progress
RT: Rec. of @ACSMNews & @American_Heart
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