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A Defense Against Age-Related Slowing

by: Micah Josephson, PhD

Functional Aging

The right kind of exercise can limit the biological damage created by a loss of function.

Age-related slowing of movement plays a critical role in the declining health of older adults. Slowing typically begins after age 62 with a marked decrease in gait velocity. It can lead to dysfunction, poor mental and physical health, a loss of independence and higher risk of mortality.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 15, Issue 10

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About the Author

Micah Josephson, PhD

Micah Josephson, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

I have been a Health and Fitness professional since 2002. I work primarily with older adults and special populations such as people with chronic disease and/or injury. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate doing research on neuromuscular excitation varies based on movement/contraction velocity and relating that back to functional mobility in older adults and people with Parkinson's disease. When not working on my dissertation, I can be found hanging out with my dogs.