Strength training reduces all causes of death

An article out this week on Forbes.com references RunRepeat.com ‘s “78 Science Backed Benefits of Weightlifting for Seniors” .  To summarize, gains included:

  • Fighting sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss)
  • Increasing muscle mass and fat burning
  • Supported functional independence
  • Better quality of life
  • Improved bone health and osteoarthritis
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Improved mental health
  • Better cognitive function
  • Decreased mortality risk
  • Fighting type 2 diabetes
  • Improved sleep
  • Greater mitochondrial health
  • Improved recovery from hip fractures

Read the articles linked above, get the all-clear from your doc and work with a trainer to improve your physical and cognitive function and overall quality of life!