Aging and exercise: are they compatible in women?

  title={Aging and exercise: are they compatible in women?},
  author={Walton W. Curl},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  • Walton W. Curl
  • Published 2000 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
The benefits of physical exercise and fitness have long been understood. With the aging of society and longevity of women relative to men, interest finally is being given to the female population. There are many benefits to maintaining an active lifestyle as women age. These benefits include maintenance of bone mineral density and prevention of osteoporosis, decreased susceptibility to falls, and decreased susceptibility to breast cancer and other chronic diseases. There are great psychologic… CONTINUE READING