Lift Weights To Live Longer

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They finally discovered the secret to living longer! It turns out lifting weights can decrease your chances of dying. A 15 year study showed that older adults (over 65) who lifted weights at least twice a week were about half as likely to die from any cause when compared to non-lifters over the 15 year period.

The results of the study showed a few different major diseases and how lifting impacted them:

As a side benefit, weight training has already been shown to help with improving muscle mass, diabetes, osteoporosis, lower back pain and obesity. Stronger muscles can also mean better stamina, physical function, and balance.

 After a couple of push ups you will look even better than Arnold.

As always, it is a good idea to talk with a doctor before you start a new exercise program or if you start to get aches and pains during your exercise.

As a side note, strength training doesn’t always mean picking up heavy metal weights. It can be done with bands, small weights, and even just your own body weight. You don’t need fancy equipment to get started. There are exercises for everyone, sometimes it just takes some creativity and the will to get started.

Other studies have shown that older adults can double their strength in as little as 12 weeks just by following a simple strength routine. Even as we get older we actually develop strength very similarly. Don’t call it quits just because you don’t feel as young as you used to! Keeping on a consistent routine can and will improve your ability to move around, pick yourself up, and stay healthy. 

Need help starting an exercise program or dealing with the pain exercise creates? Give us a call and let us know, we’re always here to help!

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