8 August 2009

Updated Cochrane Review on resistance strength training for older adults

Seniors benefit from strength training
Health Behaviour News Service: 21 July 2009
An updated Cochrane review finds that progressive resistance muscle training improves strength in older adults and enhances their ability to do daily tasks such as walking, climbing steps or getting out of a chair. This form of exercise has people working against resistance that increases as the muscle gets stronger, usually using exercise machines, free weights or elastic bands. It fills a need in the older population. … > full story

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