The Secret of Staying Strong for Older Adults

Reviewing a book by Peter Williams called “exercise throughout life” reminded me of the statistics about older adults and muscle weakness. Muscle strength and size decrease as you age between 3-5% every ten years which doesn’t sound too bad until you realize that by 65 the degree of strength that a person has can be 65-70% less than what they had 30 years before! This decrease in strength will cause postural issues, backache and can make climbing stairs and everyday life things like sitting in a chair difficult.

Weight training either with hand weights, using your own body weight or using weight machines is the antidote to becoming weaker every year and starting to become stronger. If you need advice about how to start a weight training program that will work for you take advantage of our free coaching call and Vintage Fitness can get you started.

Good Luck!

Erin Billowits
Vintage Fitness
Serving the whole of the Greater Toronto Area

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