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6 Tips to Prevent the Risk of Injuring Your Body As You Age

Next Avenue shares guidance to lower the risk of age-related musculoskeletal injury according to experts including Andrew Grose, MD, MSc, orthopedic trauma surgeon at HSS Stamford.

Dr. Grose explained the importance of maintaining fitness. He noted, “You have to remember that the body design we are working with is intended to fall apart and be impermanent.”

He recommended focusing on three critical areas for fitness: strength training, flexibility and balance.

“There is good evidence that strength training is essential for people over the age of forty. You don't need to be Arnold Schwarzenegger, but you need to maintain muscle mass,” he added.

Read the full article at Nextavenue.org.