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Never Too Old to Start Weight Training

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  • Older adults can gain a two- to three-fold increase in strength after just three or four months of weight training
  • Seniors improved strength and endurance, decreased risk of falls, lowered their risk of chronic disease and were able to walk nearly 40 percent farther after weight training
  • Even seniors with an average age of 90 improved their strength up to 180 percent after just eight weeks of weight training

By Dr. Mercola

The older I get, the more I realize how important weight training is. It now makes up the majority of my workouts, and if you're middle-aged or beyond, I encourage you to make this a regular part of your exercise routine. The fact is, even though you might not care as much about how your muscles look as you did in your 20s (but then again, you might!), you certainly care about how your musclesfunction.


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