97-04: Strength Training for Older Adults

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97-04: Strength Training for Older Adults

Summary

Many of the problems with activities of daily living seen in older adults could be alleviated by improving strength. As people age, they lose muscle mass and strength. As a result, many older individuals have impaired mobility, an increased risk of falls and hip fractures, and trouble accomplishing everyday tasks independently.

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Publication Date: April 1, 1997
Volume or Issue: 97-04