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Strength Workouts Help Seniors Function Better

Posted on Aug 15, 2009 in Health & Wellness

  Health.com Strength training can help older people function better and reduce pain for those suffering from arthritis, according to a review of the medical literature. But more information is needed on the safety of progressive resistance training for frail seniors or those recovering from illness, the reviewers conclude. People typically get weaker as they get older, which can lead to disability and increase their risk of falling, Drs. Chiung-ju Liu of Indiana University in Indianapolis and Nancy K. Latham of Boston University point out in The Cochrane Library, a publication of the...

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