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Easy Strength Training Moves for Seniors

Strength Training for Seniors

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  • If you’re a senior, resistance exercises to strengthen your muscles will help you maintain healthy bone mass and prevent age-related muscle loss
  • Strength training will allow you to perform everyday activities like climbing stairs and getting out of a chair with greater ease, and with less risk of falling, which can improve your quality of life
  • Beginner’s level strength training exercises for seniors are demonstrated in this article, including exercises to strengthen your knees, hips and legs, arms, shoulders, back, and core

By Dr. Mercola

If you're a senior, perhaps one of the best exercise recommendations for you to take to heart is to make sure you're incorporating resistance exercises to strengthen your muscles. This will help you maintain healthy bone mass and prevent age-related muscle loss. Strength training will also increase your muscle elasticity and strengthen your connective tissues, tendons, and ligaments, which, from a biomechanical perspective, help hold your body in the upright position.


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