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Used to bike really far, but can't do it anymore. How much do lungs weaken with age?
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Not just lungs
Everything weakens to some degree with age.
Lean body mass (muscle) requires more exercise to maintain it as age advances. The same is true for cardiovascular fitness. A break in your workout routine always sets you back, but the time to recover a given degree of fitness is longer as you get older. It can be done, but you just have to be patient with your body.

In brief: Not just lungs
Everything weakens to some degree with age.
Lean body mass (muscle) requires more exercise to maintain it as age advances. The same is true for cardiovascular fitness. A break in your workout routine always sets you back, but the time to recover a given degree of fitness is longer as you get older. It can be done, but you just have to be patient with your body.
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