Weightlifting For Healthier Aging #FitnessFriday

Weightlifting For Healthier Aging #FitnessFriday

Nearly everything I’ve read suggests that one of the best things you can do for yourself as you age is to work on a program of strength training. Men, for example, lose 5% of their muscle mass for each decade after 30. Strength training can reduce the risk of heart attack, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, stroke and falls.

Here’s what I know: Since I started lifting weights several years ago, I have never felt better. My back pain has disappeared (knock wood) and I can walk a round of golf pretty much without breaking a sweat or feeling a muscle twinge.

Here’s an article on the perfect weightlifting routine for healthier aging.

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