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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3182556f1e

Mobility Decline in Old Age

Rantakokko, Merja1; Mänty, Minna2; Rantanen, Taina1

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Mobility is important for community independence. With increasing age, underlying pathologies, genetic vulnerabilities, physiological and sensory impairments, and environmental barriers increase the risk for mobility decline. Understanding how mobility declines is paramount to finding ways to promote mobility in old age.

©2013 The American College of Sports Medicine


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