FRAILTY IS A CONDITION SEEN PARTICULARLY IN OLDER PEOPLE AND IS CHARACTERIZED BY WEAKNESS, FATIGUE, MOOD DISTURBANCES, AND A VARIETY OF DISEASES AND/OR DISABILITIES. FRAILTY INCREASES THE RISK OF LOSS OF INDEPENDENCE AND EVEN DEATH. EXERCISE TRAINING HAS SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS FOR FRAIL PERSONS. THIS COLUMN SUMMARIZES FRAILTY AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM FOR FRAIL PERSONS.
1Total Health and Fitness, LLC, Florham Park, New Jersey; 2Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey
Stephanie Mejia is a personal trainer and the owner of Total Health and Fitness, LLC.
Paul Sorace is a clinical exercise physiologist for The Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation Program and the program coordinator for The Bariatric Rehabilitation Program at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.