Effects of resistance training on older adults.

@article{Hunter2004EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of resistance training on older adults.},
  author={Gary Hunter and John P. McCarthy and Marcas M Bamman},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={329-48}
}
Using an integrative approach, this review highlights the benefits of resistance training toward improvements in functional status, health and quality of life among older adults. Sarcopenia (i.e. muscle atrophy) and loss of strength are known to occur with age. While its aetiology is poorly understood, the multifactorial sequelae of sarcopenia are well documented and present a major public health concern to our aging population, as both the quality of life and the likelihood of age-associated… CONTINUE READING
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