7 strength training benefits for older people

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According to the authors of a report published in Mature Fitness for the American Senior Fitness Association adults of all ages can benefit safely and effectively from strength training activity. Here,though,I would always caution with the need to consult a medical practitioner before embarking on unaccustomed exercise.Not everyone at any particular age is of course capable of safely achieving, without detriment to health, the same levels of physical activity. The main benefits of a professionally supervised program of resistance training for senior fitness are claimed as :

 

  • an increase in muscle strength and size
  • reduction in resting blood pressure
  • enhancement in glucose utilization
  • easing of lower back pain
  • an increase in bone density
  • an easing of arthritic discomfort
  • the relief of depression

 

To read the full report on strength training 

 

Other related resources of interest  are eldergym and Huffington Post 50

 

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