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The Degenerative Effects of Inactivity

Cardiovascular changes including elevated heart rate, decreased cardiac output, orthostatic and autonomic dysfunction, venous stasis and thrombosis. Respiratory changes include reduced lung capacity. Musculoskeletal problems of reduced strength, endurance, lactose tolerance, risks of contractures and heterotrophic ossification of individuals with CNS or spinal damage. Metabolic risks including negative nitrogen or calcium imbalances, carbohydrate intolerance and… Read More »