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J Women Aging. 2002;14(3-4):139-48.

Influence of yard work and weight training on bone mineral density among older U.S. women.

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  • 1Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance, 309 HPER Building, The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA. lori@comp.uark.edu

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of type of physical activity on bone mineral density among older U.S. women. Findings from the present study indicate that jogging, swimming and calisthenics were weak predictors for high bone density values. Bicycling, aerobics, walking and dancing were moderate predictors for positive bone density. Yard work and weight training were strong and independent predictors for positive bone density.

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