Five Minutes of Fitness After 50 Video #9: Upper Body Strength

Posted by: Jeanette |

November 4, 2011 |

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These upper body strengthening exercises will work your upper back, chest, shoulders, biceps and triceps to help you maintain and improve your function for daily activities. You'll need hand weights and a stretch band or tube for this moderate and effective workout. 

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Strength Training: The Older We Get the More Important it is To Do!

Posted by: Jeanette |

November 1, 2011 |

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As we grow older, we expect certain changes to occur. We may notice that we have less energy, gain weight, and are not as strong as we used to be. Aging may contribute to these symptoms however inactivity is the major cause--and that's something that we can address. Strength training is the most crucial step we can take to slow down our aging.  If we don't engage in a strength training program on a regular basis then we'll lose 40-50% of our muscle mass and 50% of our muscle strength by age 65 and, sadly, even more by age 80. When this happens, we can become so debilitated that we'll depend on others to help us with simple daily activities.

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