Elderly Study: Exercise, Injury & Recovery

As we get older Father Time isn’t always so forgiving when it comes to injuries and getting banged up. It’s believed by many that at a certain age, the body is no longer able to fully recover from an injury or surgery.  That said, just because you’re getting up in age doesn’t mean that an injury of some sort is cause for concern.  While any injury raises at least some concern, a new study is finding that if the elderly are active and exercising, their recovery time can be sped up considerably.  This doesn’t mean that only those who have been active their whole life either—with as little as eight weeks’ worth of exercise, an elderly individual can bounce back at a much quicker rate than someone the same age who doesn’t exercise says a new study.

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