Growing Older With Health and Vitality: A Nexus of Physical Activity, Exercise and Nutrition.

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The preservation of skeletal muscle mass and strength with advancing age are critical aspects of ageing with health and vitality. Physical inactivity and poor nutrition are known to accelerate the gradual age-related decline in muscle mass and strength-sarcopenia-however, both are subject to modification. The main purpose of this review is to present the latest, evidence-based recommendations for physical activity and exercise, as well as diet for older adults that would help in preserving muscle mass and strength.

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subject terms

Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Health: Physical

Aging & Longevity > Health

Aging & Longevity > Positive Aging

Aging & Longevity > Vitality & Wellness

contributors

D. Hamilton

C. McGlory

S. Phillips

O. Witard

related organizations

McMaster University

University of Stirling

resource type

Article and Blog Post

year

2016