The Research File
97-04: Strength Training for Older Adults
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.
Publication Date: April 1, 1997
Volume or Issue: 97-04