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ERIC Number: EJ1074749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Strongwomen® Program Evaluation: Effect of Strength Training Exercises on Physical Fitness of Participants
Chaudhary, Anil Kumar; Van Horn, Beth; Corbin, Marilyn
Journal of Extension, v53 n4 Article 4RIB2 Aug 2015
The Strongwomen® Program (SWP) is a nationally disseminated group strength-training exercise and nutrition education program delivered by Extension. The study reported here examined the effect of strength training exercises in SWP on improvement in physical fitness of program participants. Senior Fitness Test was used to collect data. Upon analysis of paired t-tests, significant differences were found between pre-test and post-test across all the six fitness measures. Overall, SWP helped participants to improve their body strength and physical fitness and decreased risk of falls and fractures, which indicates the increased independence and quality of life among older adults.
Extension Journal, Inc. e-mail: joe-ed@joe.org; Web site: http://www.joe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania