We are bombarded with research demonstrating that exercise and an active lifestyle are the keys to maintaining good health as we age. But what does that mean for you? How do you create an active lifestyle as you get past 35 years old?” What are the levels of activity needed to get these benefits? And how do we do it without exhausting or injuring ourselves and causing other kinds of problems?
Most of us know that strength training (with free weights, weight machines, or resistance bands) can help build and maintain muscle mass and strength. Increased presence of muscle tissue improves overall metabolic function, especially when at rest. This means that by increasing your lean body mass, through strength training, you can burn more calories per day than with aerobic exercise alone. Strength training will provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being including increased bone, muscle, tendon and ligament strength and toughness and reduced potential for injury.
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