Background: The proportion of older adults is increasing worldwide and, with it, the physical inactivity common to this age group . Therefore, the promotion of active aging is a strategic factor in health policies for older people. The aim of this study was to identify the benefits and viability of the strength training program (STRENOLD) in health-related quality of life in adults over 60 .
Methods: A controlled experimental study was carried out with a sample of 181 people over 60 years old from different European countries belonging to the European project IN COMMON SPORTS . A pair work strength program was administered (STRENOLD) over a period of 24 months, consisting of two single sessions per week . Their health status was evaluated (EQ-5D-5L) before and after the interventions .
Results: The adherence rate was over 89% and the tolerability rate over 100% in all participating countries . Significant improvements in the participants ’ health were demonstrated in the areas of mobility, usual activities, pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression .
Conclusions: The regular practice of physical exercise, through the partnered STRENOLD strength program, has benefits on mobility, usual activities, pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression, in short, health benefits for older adults.