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!"