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Simple leg strength measure for over 60s

By the time we are in our 80s we can have lost up to half of our muscle mass! Getting out of a chair can become a real challenge (as difficult as someone in their 40s getting out of a chair using only one leg!). Not being able to get out of a chair is a sign of sarcopenia, which is the loss of muscle in the elderly that leads to frailty. It's a subtle decline, so you might not notice you've st...
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Strong legs for a strong brain?

An article in the BBC News, on November 10th reported that a new study from King's College in London suggests that the stronger your legs are, the more in shape your brain is. The study, which was published in the Journal Gerontology, looked at the leg and brain health of more than 150 pairs of twin sisters. Leg power was measured (at the start of the study) using a modified piece of gym equipmen...
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