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The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

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  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT) led to significant changes in genes that influence mitochondrial health in muscle cells
  • HIIT improved age-related decline in muscle mitochondria, an effect that was particularly pronounced in older exercisers
  • HIIT may work better than other forms of exercise to prevent age-related changes to muscles

By Dr. Mercola

Peak muscle mass occurs, on average, sometime during your early 40s. After this, your muscle mass will begin to gradually decline, eventually leading to changes in your mobility, strength and ability to live independently.


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