Growing Stronger -- Strength Training for Older Adults: Preparation
December 3, 2008
How Fit Are You Now?
Before you start this program, answer the "How Fit and Strong Are You Now?" questions. These questions will help you determine your current level of strength and independence. Try returning to them again, after you have been strength training for three months, six months, and twelve months. This will help you gauge how useful the program has been to you. Keep in mind that if you have not been able to sustain the program for any reason -- say, illness or injury -- your score will likely remain the same or even decrease. Don't be discouraged -- just try to get back on track.
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