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Resistance Training Boosts Well-Being in Your Later Years

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  • Less than 25 percent of Americans over 45 engage in resistance training, which may be the most important exercises you perform to stay fit and healthy
  • Researchers found seniors who incorporate resistance exercises enjoy a higher perceived quality of life and psychological health
  • Resistance training is associated with a reduction in age-related muscle mass and strength loss, improved balance and cognitive performance and a reduction in body fat with better weight management
  • It is never too late to start resistance training, but pay close attention to any physical restrictions from medical conditions, wear appropriate clothing, start slowly, keep your eyes open and do the exercises with proper form and posture

By Dr. Mercola

"Strong body, strong mind" is not just an expression. Scientific evidence demonstrates regular exercise improves your productivity, sleep quality and blood flow to your brain, while reducing the development of damaging neurological plaques. Unfortunately, less than 25 percent of Americans over the age of 45 engage in resistance exercises, which are among the most important exercises to stay fit and healthy.

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