Get Strong at Any Age ( Diabetes )

Get Strong at Any Age ( Diabetes )

You’re never too old to exercise. No matter your age, you will always see benefits. Start walking, swimming, gardening, or doing something you enjoy and you’ll benefit every system in your body and reduce all your health risks. Seniors who exercise tend to be less frail, which means you’ll depend less on others to do things for you.

Recent studies have shown that strength training in 90-year-olds produces muscle mass just as it does in 20-year-olds. You may not win any bodybuilding competitions but you can get benefits from strength training, no matter how old you are. Weight lifting — even with 1-lb weights — increases muscle and bone mass, which keeps you stronger and gives you endurance. And muscle burns calories even while at rest — keeping weight and blood glucose levels in control. Strong muscles mean improved health, well-being, and longevity.

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