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In the past, exercise generally has been considered inappropriate for frail or very aged older individuals. The past decade has seen an accumulation of data that dispels the myths of futility and now provides reassurance of the safety of exercise.
Position Stand: Exercise & Physical Activity for Older Adults, 1998
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