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The Journal on Active Aging brings articles of value to professionals dedicated to older-adult quality of life. Content sweeps across the active-aging landscape to focus on education and practice. Find articles of interest by searching the article archives in three ways: Enter a keyword in the articles search bar; click on search by topic; or type a keyword or phrase in the general search bar at the top of the page.

Topic- Strength training

 

Prescribing and developing strength training programs for older adults by Wayne T. Phillips, Ph.D., FACSM-4090

Prescribing and developing strength training programs for older adults by Wayne T. Phillips, Ph.D., FACSM

In research publications, scientists increasingly report the safety and importance of strength training for older adults. Although this information is beginning to appear in the professional and lay press, it is slow in percolating down to the target population of older adults. National surveys show that less than 10% of people ages 65 years or older routinely engage in activities designed to maintain or increase strength. In individuals ages 75 and above, these numbers are even lower (Surgeon General's Report, 1996).

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Knee osteoarthritis: strength training for pain relief and functional improvement by Phil Page, M.S., P.T., ATC, CSCS-4089

Knee osteoarthritis: strength training for pain relief and functional improvement by Phil Page, M.S., P.T., ATC, CSCS

Many people claim the body starts to fall apart at 40. They may be right. At this age, deconditioned individuals experience declines in their muscle strength, increases in their waistline and morning stiffness and soreness. The body also succumbs to normal aging and wear and tear. In many cases, cartilage breaks down and wears out, and osteoarthritis sets in.

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