It has been estimated that over 50 percent of the functional decline observed with aging is related to a sedentary lifestyle. Medical studies find that a lack of use of muscles through physical inactivity may cause older persons to lose balance and fall, which can cause injuries such as hip fractures. A regular physical activity program incorporating resistive-type exercises has been proven effective for enhancing muscle strength. The purpose of this project is to implement and evaluate a community-capacity building model to develop safe and effective physical activity programs incorporating strength training for older adults in California.
Amount Awarded $351,039.00
Awarded on: 2/2/2001
Time frame: 4/1/2001 - 8/31/2005
Grant Number: 39593