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5 Life-Enhancing Benefits of Strength Training for Adults Over 55 🏋🏽‍♀️

Strength training and regular aerobic activity help prevent many chronic and degenerative diseases related to #aging.

Here are 5 #health benefits that strength training can provide to older adults...

1. Stronger Muscles

Stronger muscles protect the joints of the body. Muscle weakness can cause the hips, spine, and shoulder to be less stable and more prone to injury.

A stronger body can withstand the #stress of daily activities.

2. Chronic Pain Relief

Many #chronicpain issues are a result of muscle weakness and muscle imbalances.

Strength exercises can correct these imbalances to restore the function and integrity of the joints.
3. Reduce the Risk of Falls

Stronger muscles improve balance and coordination. Older adults can perform the movements needed in everyday life.

Exercises that force them to support their own bodyweight and involve all of their muscles are beneficial in the long run.
4. Increase Bone Density

Older adults (especially women) are at a higher risk for developing #osteoporosis, which can increase the risk of fractures and other injuries.

#Strengthtraining places a positive form of stress on the bones, making them stronger over time.
5. Arthritis Relief

Older adults with #arthritis can't perform many basic activities with any sense of ease or comfort. So they move less and lose more muscle.

Older adults with #osteoarthritis can experience relief from pain and improved function from #strengthtraining.
If you're an older adult, strength training goes a long way in preventing and rehabilitating common #aging health issues.

It’s never too late to start exercising, and the right exercise program can give you the best results to get the most out of your later years.
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