Older Adults Reduce Functional Limitations with Strength Training

By |2014-06-01T21:25:47-04:00June 1st, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

For many older adults, the loss of independence is often considered a fate worse than death.  A 2007 survey of older US adults demonstrated that more seniors feared losing independence (26%) than feared dying (3%).  Unfortunately, functional limitations increase predictably with age due to loss of muscle mass and strength. A new study finds that only 16.1% of older adults [...]