According to a recent study, researchers have confirmed how the same period of inactivity has a greater and more severe impact on the muscle power of the lower limbs of older people than younger people.
This directly affects older people’s essential movements like climbing the stairs and moving around their home.
The disuse of muscles due to a sedentary lifestyle or short periods of inactivity caused by cold weather, hospitalisation or illness can dramatically enhance the decline in muscle mass, metabolic health and functional capacity. This loss of muscle power caused by disuse can be especially detrimental.
The results obtained are relevant not only to understand the inactivity-dependent enhancement of the decline in muscles, but also to design rehabilitation.
This is where Rivergarden Homecare can aid in supporting, caring and encouraging older people who require that extra help.