Declining strength with ageing
Several factors dictate our capacity to function on a physical level, and our ability to stay active and independent as we grow older. As we age, we lose muscular strength. This decline is gradual and may affect us in small ways which are barely noticeable in our 40’s and 50s. However, the decline in strength often becomes more obvious as we move into our 60s. If you are over 60 years, perhaps you find it more of an effort to carry the grocery bags from the car to the kitchen. Or, you have difficulty standing up from low-set chairs. Conversely, you may be in the role of a caregiver, tasked with guiding, coaching, and helping someone to stand.
Benefits of independence
The ability to stand up from a chair without assistance is a critical factor to maintaining independence.
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