Stretching Can Help Get Seniors Moving

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports. Researchers placed splints on lower limbs of older rats to stretch their calf muscles. The splints were placed on one leg for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, for four weeks. This stretching program increased blood flow to muscles in the lower leg, according to the study published April 4 in the Journal of Physiology . The findings suggest that regular stretching could improve blood flow to leg muscles and improve walking […]