Wisdom from the Grove

CHANGES THAT HAPPEN TO EVERYONE AS WE GET OLDER [From the American Physical Therapy Association]

  • Decreased maximal heart rate with activity

  • Increased blood pressure at rest and with exercise

  • Slower reaction time

  • Decreased muscle strength

  • Decreased bone mass

  • Decreased flexibility

  • Higher percentage of body fat

  • Longer recover times after activity

-- submitted by Cheryl Prentice