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Improve Your Bone and Muscle Tone: Evaluation of a strength training program on the Central Coast of NSW

Christine Edwards, Gina Stuart

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(2) 15 - 18 Published: 2002

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Christine Edwards

Gina Stuart

Abstract

Ageing is a complex process involving changes in physiological and psychological functioning, which often results in decreased functional capacity, loss of independence, and poor quality of life. Through improvements in muscular strength and endurance, strength training can reduce sedentariness, increase levels of incidental and planned physical activity, and improve ability to carry out activities of daily living.