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The following is an excerpt from a column in the August 3 issue of the Boston Globe. Michael E. Rogers, research director of the Center for Physical Activity and Aging at Wichita State University, contributed to this column. 

Sweat equality

Monday, August 03, 2009

Charlie Hardesty is a personal trainer in Quincy, Mass., with a lot of female clients, and he’s not too impressed with the older ones.

"Most of them have never exercised in their lives," said Hardesty, referring to women 50 and up. "As far as they're concerned, going to the mailbox is exercise."

For today's older women, "the level of (exercise) education and awareness hasn’t been there their entire lives as it has been for women 40 and younger," said Michael E. Rogers, research director of the Center for Physical Activity and Aging at Wichita State University in Kansas. 

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Created on Monday, August 03, 2009; Last modified on Tuesday, August 18, 2009