Post-menopausal women's bones benefit from resistance training
A study by Griffith University has found that post-menopausal women's bone health is improved by resistance training.
Resistance training is an effective strategy for improving bone and muscle strength.
“Unfortunately, one in three women will experience a fracture after the age of 60 as a result of a gradual decline in bone health, some of which may be fatal or cause significant loss of independence,” says Associate Professor Belinda Beck.
"So far this research has been showing some very positive outcomes, with the women showing an increase in strength which we hope will translate into a reduced risk of fracture.”