The effect of aquatic exercise on aged person's bone density, body image, and morale

Annette Benedict, Ruth Freeman

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Abstract

Bone densities, body image, and morale were compared for 73 independently-living seniors who exercised regularly in a pool, 73 seniors who attended community centers, and 12 seniors who did neither. It was hypothesized that swimmers would have superior bone mass densities, higher morale, and more adequate body images than the more sedentary center attendees, and that the longer elderly persons swam, the better their bones would be.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-85
Number of pages19
JournalActivities, Adaptation and Aging
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 1993

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Gerontology

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The effect of aquatic exercise on aged person's bone density, body image, and morale. / Benedict, Annette; Freeman, Ruth.

In: Activities, Adaptation and Aging, Vol. 17, No. 3, 13.07.1993, p. 67-85.

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Benedict, Annette ; Freeman, Ruth. / The effect of aquatic exercise on aged person's bone density, body image, and morale. In: Activities, Adaptation and Aging. 1993 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 67-85.
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