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Medical News & Perspectives
March 21, 2001

Women, Exercise, and Aging

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JAMA. 2001;285(11):1429-1431. doi:10.1001/jama.285.11.1429

In the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, female characters leap across rooftops, stride up the sides of buildings, and somersault through the air. One woman literally goes out on a limb to engage in bewitching swordplay while balanced precariously above the forest floor. Although their gravity-defying feats are enhanced by technology, the strength, agility, and poise inherent in their movements are inspiring.