Exercising Healthy Limb May Fight Atrophy in Broken One

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

A small study looking at how exercising one limb affects the strength in the other produced a surprising result: The non-exercised limb preserved both strength and muscle volume when the other one was training. In the control group, where no exercises were done at all, study participants experienced the expected loss in both strength and muscle. This type of “cross education” had been documented for over a century, but this was the first actual study where researchers used CT...

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