NSCA Releases Older-Adult Resistance Training Position Statement
Overwhelming evidence supports resistance training benefits for healthy aging.
Noting that 1 in 5 Americans will be over 65 by 2030 and that skeletal mass, strength and functional loss represent health risks, the National Strength and Conditioning Association has released its first position stand on older-adult resistance training.
“We demonstrate in this position statement how much resistance training can positively affect physical functioning, mobility, independence, chronic disease management, psychological wellbeing, quality of life and healthy life expectancy,” said co-author Mark Peterson, PhD, FACSM, associate professor at the University of Michigan–Medicine. “We also provide recommendations for how to optimize resistance training programs to ensure safety and effectiveness.”
For analysis of the statement, see “Resistance Training for Older Adults: New NSCA Position Stand.”
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