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These activities will help you build strength, maintain bone density, improve balance, coordination, and mobility, reduce your risk of falling, and help you maintain independence in performing activities of daily life. As you'll see, strength training requires little time and minimal equipment. And it's safe, even for people with health problems. The strength training "prescription" featured here—the motivational tips, safety precautions, and specific exercises—were developed at the exercise research laboratory at Tufts University. Whatever your age, medical condition, or current level of activity, you are likely a perfect candidate for this gentle but powerful regimen of strengthening exercises.

The goal of this program is to help you make strength training a lifelong habit. By so doing, you will be on your way to a strong, independent, and vibrant life!

samples of images from the exercises linked below

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