Expert Tips for Preventing Age-Related Muscle Loss (Bicycling)

Posted: Feb 15, 2024 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Bicycling on February 15, 2024.


Expert Tips for Preventing Age-Related Muscle Loss

Story by Lauren Bedosky

If you ride your bike a few days a week, congrats! You’re already ahead of the curve for healthy aging.

“There are a lot of people who aren’t strong enough to pedal fast enough to not tip over,” says Sharon Kimble, P.T., D.P.T., a board-certified geriatric physical therapist and director of geriatric residency for the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota Medical School.


“While cycling helps improve cardiovascular health and can aid in maintaining a healthy weight, it doesn’t provide the resistance training needed to directly counteract muscle loss,” says Sabrena Jo, Ph.D., senior director of science and research at the American Council on Exercise (ACE). “Resistance training is crucial as it stimulates muscle growth and increases strength, directly combating the effects of sarcopenia.”


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