Muscle

The latest skinny on walking: strong thigh muscles are key

The latest skinny on walking: strong thigh muscles are key

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Older adults who gained the most fat in their thighs and lost the most thigh muscle were at the greatest risk for a clinically meaningful decline in walking speed in a Wake Forest study of more than 2,000 adults between the ages of 70 and 79.

Blood pressure meds promote muscle growth in frail elderly, study says

Seniors fighting muscle weakness could be helped by widely available blood pressure medications, according to new research.

Lighter weights may be just as effective as heavier ones in growing muscle, research finds

The key to building muscle mass is achieving muscle fatigue, not necessarily lifting the heaviest weight, according to new research that could have implications for senior therapy providers.

New research links physical weakness to cognitive decline

As muscle strength decreases, chances of developing Alzheimer's disease increase, according to recently published research.

Insulin could help seniors grow muscle, study finds

A double dose of insulin could help spur muscle growth in the elderly, a new study finds.