Strength Training for Older Adults
If you're interested in feeling stronger, healthier, and more vital, this program is for
you. This strength-training program was developed by experts at Tufts University
and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Growing Stronger is an exercise program based upon sound scientific research
involving strengthening exercises—exercises that have been shown to increase
the strength of your muscles, maintain the integrity of your bones, and improve
your balance, coordination, and mobility. In addition, strength training can help
reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic diseases, including arthritis.
If you're not physically active now, Growing Stronger will help you make daily activity
a regular part of your life by building the essential strength that makes all movement
easier and more enjoyable.
Regular physical activity is not only fun and healthy, but scientific evidence strongly
shows that it's safe for almost everyone. And the health benefits far outweigh the risk
of injury and sudden heart attacks, two concerns that prevent many people from
adding more physical activity to their lives.
Source : www.cdc.gov/family/autumn
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