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Westcott added that older adults, who are hitting the gym in increasing numbers, might want to avoid explosive, high velocity activities, such as high jumps.At 54, Florida-based fitness trainer and wellness coach Shirley Archer noticed that if she did not weight train she lost lean muscle at a faster rate.Happily for Archer, who has enjoyed running, cycling and hiking, her endurance activities remain unaffected by her aging.The aging exerciser also faces longer warm-up and recovery times, as the body is stiffer and slower to heal, Archer said.
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