Journal of Rehabilitative Medicine publication
Course of study: young and older men had one leg immobilized for 2 weeks, followed by 6 weeks’ bicycle endurance retraining.
Short-term leg immobilization had marked effects on leg strength, and work capacity. 6 weeks’ retraining was sufficient to increase, but not completely rehabilitate, muscle strength, and to rehabilitate aerobic work capacity and leg lean mass (in the young men).
Study confirms standing and walking are critical to maintain healthy body functioning.
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