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Getting Up Off the Floor
Last updated 8/5/2020 at 1:02pm
With aging, we lose muscle. With all the staying home we’re doing now, we’re losing more muscle. We have to fight against that.
One serious result of losing muscle at our age is the simple task of getting up off the floor. It can happen to anybody our age: You look for something at the back of the bottom shelf of the refrigerator, and suddenly there you are, sitting on the kitchen floor, unable to get up.
Even if you can reach the phone to call for help, think about what happens next. The EMT crew will show up, but they won’t come rushing in. Not nowadays. Now they want to determine w...