Age and Strength Fit

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I am a firm believer in the power and benefit of exercise. Indeed i work with many mature clients who belie their age. They are fit, vibrant and full of energy. They live life to the full because they have invested a little bit of time for exercise. They also continue to improve physically and recover swiftly from common ailments. Live it - do it. 

By Dr. Mercola

If you're a senior, perhaps one of  the best exercise recommendations for you to take to heart is to make sure  you're incorporating resistance exercises to strengthen your muscles.

This will help you maintain healthy  bone mass and prevent age-related muscle loss.

Strength training will also increase your muscle  elasticity and strengthen your connective tissues, tendons, and ligaments,  which, from a biomechanical perspective, help hold your body in the upright position.

In short, strength training will allow you to perform  everyday activities like climbing stairs and getting out of a chair with  greater ease, and with less risk of falling, and this freedom of movement can  have a considerable impact on your quality of life.

Many of life's  limitations we place on ourselves, and we can lift those limitations at any time. If you have any doubt about  this, take a look at Willie Murphy, the powerlifting granny who at 77 years old  can deadlift 215 pounds. Best of all, she can lift her grandchildren, shovel  her own snow, and carry her own groceries with ease — and that's what it's really all about. Strength gives you the freedom  to keep living life the way you want to live it, without physical limitations. As  Willie says, "It's about life. L-I-F-E!"

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