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If one avoids exercise all their life, is one prone to muscular atrophy?

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Ken Starnes
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In brief: Use it or lose it

Yes, the human body is very efficient in the way it maintains itself.
If muscle is not used, then it will be broken down (atrophied). Likewise you will lose bone density as it responds to lack of mechanical stress as it remodels.

In brief: Use it or lose it

Yes, the human body is very efficient in the way it maintains itself.
If muscle is not used, then it will be broken down (atrophied). Likewise you will lose bone density as it responds to lack of mechanical stress as it remodels.
Ken Starnes
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