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Strength training for seniors

Senior couple walking with dumbells

By Denis Taaffe, Professor Exercise Gerontologist, Edith Cowan University Normal ageing is characterized by a reduction in muscle mass and strength, which can compromise an older person’s functional performance, such as the ability to climb stairs or rise from a chair, independence, and quality of life. Moreover, the decline in muscle strength contributes to poorer…

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