The power of strength training for older adults
As people age, they can lose a great deal of strength and muscle mass. This can affect their day to day functioning. Older adults who are losing muscle and are inactive have an increased risk of disability, falls and diseases, such as diabetes.
What are some benefits of strength training? Strength training has many health and fitness benefits, including the following:
•Improvements of strength
•An increase in bone density
•An increase in muscle mass