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Richard Level 76 / Retired Dentist
Answered 2 years ago
If you do not use muscles, then you will lose the use of them. They will atrophy. Try to maintain enough mobility to do the things you want to do.

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Sparky5458 Level 63 / Retired Golfer
Answered 2 years ago
Regular exercise or physical therapy is crucial for:

* Maintaining and improving mobility, flexibility, balance, range of motion
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morrie Level 50
Answered 2 years ago
I'm sure you have heard of the old saying, "If you don't use it, you lose it", haven't you? If you don't keep a person mobile, they will become weak and bedridden. This seriously affects their quality of life. If they can't walk and move reasonably well, they can't get out of bed. They can't go go the bathroom. They can't bathe or practice good hygiene. They can't cook or fix a meal. They can't get out of the house. They could fall and might not be found for days. Independence is very important for a person's physical and emotional well being.

Even if a person has limited mobility, it is important to keep them functioning as well as possible. Even if physical therapy is done to facilitate a wheelchair bound person's ability to transfer from chair to bed. This still allows this person to have some control over their life.

Also, if a person can't get out of bed and doesn't move, they have an increased risk for bed sores and pneumonia.
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