We’ve all heard the term “aging gracefully”…
hearing this phrase, most people believe that aging is primarily controlled by genetics. This is untrue…while genetics do play a role, they are hardly the most important element for looking and feeling great as we age.
Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle is the most important thing you can do to keep a radiant glow as you age. And, a healthy, active lifestyle should include strength training.
Some of the benefits of strength training as it realtes to aging are:
- creates lean muscle which is great for losing AND maintaining weight
- helps prevent injury by increasing flexibility, mobility, balance and joint range of motion
- strengthens your heart by lowering blood pressure and increasing good cholesterol, essentially helping to prevent heart disease
- helps prevent age related diseases, such as: osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s