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Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone

Strength Becomes More Important with Age


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  • I agree 100%...that strength training is a long as you're able to....its keeps you
    Toned,Tight,strengthening your confidence also lol..and there's a spring to your Step....
    In knowing you feel...Energized!!!!!
    - 1/15/2011 8:42:46 PM
  • No one mentions that lifting weights makes you look better. If you're vain about how your body looks, get involved! - 1/15/2011 12:29:27 PM
  • Although we may know most of is very, very helpful to read the reminderes from time to time for that kick in the behind to get going again. THANKS a million! - 1/15/2011 8:57:07 AM
  • Thanks for spreading the word.... great stuff.

    Whether it's resistance bands, weights, core work (Pilates), it's all good at any age.

    For some chair strength programs, try

    Stay strong,
    Anne Burnell - 7/7/2010 12:26:44 PM
  • Plus, strength training makes the cardio exercises more pleasant. Walking, biking, dancing, etc. are all much more fun when you have a strong, flexible body that moves freely and easily. When I've gotten lazy and fallen off the wagon, I restart with strength and stretches about a week or so before beginning the cardio workouts and then they seem much less grueling. - 6/16/2010 8:33:50 AM
  • This is so the truth. After watching Biggest Loser, WEIGHT training is becoming more key for me. At my age when muscle mass has dropped, I need to kick it up! - 5/24/2010 1:03:16 AM
  • Strength as we age is so very important. Thanks for a great reminder to keep it up. - 5/3/2010 11:13:28 AM
  • There are some health issues that precludes you from having strength training: chronic kidney disease is one. Please keep in mind when you have articles not everyone can do this. Thanks! - 3/29/2010 5:06:14 PM
    Wonderful, comprehensive article. I've saved it to my favorites so that I can share it with my family. I want them to experience the same positive benefits from weightlifting that I do. Thank you! - 12/25/2009 8:59:14 PM
  • Reference to the 5-7 lbs of muscle loss per decade after 40 slapped me up side the head as I realized that means that maintained or gained weight is even more harmful than I thought - seems its NOT muscle.

    Thanks for a great article. I'm researching ways to get in shape. As a disabled senior I have a lot of challenges in this area. Looking for exercises I can do with my limitations.

    vicki - 11/21/2009 11:02:37 AM
    Hiring a personal trainer was the best thing I ever did. We have been working together for nearly a year, and I see a major difference in my day-to-day activities. And the biggest bonus is that my clothes fit like I am 10-15 lbs lighter! I never thought I would be one to say how much I love strength training, but there is nothing more empowering than seeing the behemoth mens' look of surprise when this middle-aged, still overweight woman walks around the gym with a 45 lb plate in each hand! - 11/20/2009 11:41:09 AM
  • I started strength training this week and I can tell the difference. I feel more energetic and I'm enjoying working out more. It feels great!!!! - 11/6/2009 10:49:02 AM
  • I have been doing circuit training at the health club and it sure does make me feel better when I'm done. I also agree with it helping with every day choirs!! Carrying groceries is so much easier when I stick to my training! - 10/24/2009 6:58:49 PM
    Great article' thank you - 9/21/2009 4:40:42 PM
  • I started lifting before it was "cool" for women to lift. My own family still rolls their eyes at my cut legs and arms...that's their problem. I love feeling fit and powerful. Hope to be 40 years from now! - 8/9/2009 8:32:33 PM

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