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Old 01-24-2001, 11:07 AM   #11
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I don't think age should be a problem. Sometimes it requires a bit of understanding from the instructor and club (as what would be a small injury for us youngsters could be broken bones for older people).

However if the club is willing to go at a slower pace with them initially it can only help prevent injuries in the long term:

Recent studies have shown that part of the reason older people get so many injuries from falling over, is because they have stopped doing exercise which require body co-ordination, and therefore are less stable on their feet.

Ian
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