Maximizing the Quality of Life for Seniors

Over the next 30 years, the number of individuals age 65 and older will reach 70 million in theUnited Statesalone, and those 85 and older will comprise the fastest-growing segment of the population. As our elderly population increases, it becomes more important than ever for clinicians to recommend appropriate exercise programs that can improve health, functional capacity, independence and quality of life. This position statement by the American College of Sports Medicine presents five major topics regarding the influence of exercise and...

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