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Health Status Outcomes for Physical Activity: Recommended Muscle-strengthening Among Adults

Health Status Outcomes

Progressive muscle-strengthening activities increase or preserve muscle mass, strength, and power. Higher amounts (through greater frequency or higher weights) improve muscle function to a greater degree. Improvements occur in younger and older adults. Resistance exercises also improve muscular strength in persons with such conditions as stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and cognitive disability.

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Content updated: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:31:34 MST