The American College of Sports Medicine now recommends weight training for all people over 50, and even people well into their 90s can benefit.
A group of nursing home residents ranging in age from 87 to 96 improved their muscle strength by almost 180 percent after just eight weeks of weightlifting, also known as strength training.
Adding that much strength is almost like rolling back the clock.
Even frail elderly people find their balance improves, their walking pace quickens, and stairs become less of a challenge.
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