As we age, our nervous systems lose motor neurons. The loss of these neurons leads to “a loss of motor units, reduced muscle mass, less strength, speed, and power. That process speeds up substantially past age 60.” So, what can you do to keep your motor neurons? According to Geoff Power from the University of Guelph, you just have to exercise regularly (even in your later years).
Professor Power, a fitting name for his line of research, began studying seniors in their 80s. Specifically, he compared a group who were world-class track and field athletes against a group who were not athletes but did live independently. Either way, the results of his study are incredible.
Tips to Beginning a Moderate to Intense Workout Regimen
- Consult your