Strength training? The name implies that it’s for young, muscular people trying to get the biggest biceps, but that’s not true. You may have heard about strength training from the media, your social network, or online. It’s become very popular in recent years. Strength training has been shown to have many fitness benefits. It can help you reduce body fat and build muscle. It also has many benefits outside of fitness. It can help to maintain bone density, improve balance, and improve sleep for people of all ages.
Strength training is especially beneficial for seniors to avoid osteoporosis, manage diseases, and reduce the risk of falls.1 With all of these benefits, strength training can help us maintain our independence as we age.