Musculoskeletal disorders affect almost everyone at some stage in their life.

The associated pain and discomfort can have an impact on how much physical activity sufferers can take part in, putting them at risk of related health problems.

UK physical activity guidelines recommend muscle strengthening exercises to reduce the bone and muscle loss associated with ageing. Tackling these issues across the lifespan can lead to improved quality of life and greater independence as we live for longer.

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