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While some strength training can be done using your own body weight (like push-ups, sit-ups and leg squats), hand weights, ankle weights, medicine balls, resistance bands or rubber tubing, are all great tools for strength training.
You can find all these products at sporting goods stores, or online at for around or less.
Most people, after age 40 lose about one percent of their muscle mass each year, which really adds up over time.
But study after study has shown that it’s never too late to rebuild muscle through strength training.
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It can also help reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions too like arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, back pain, depression and obesity.
• Aging Organizations and General Interest • Assistive Devices and Senior Gadgets • Caregiving and Support Services • Computer and Internet • Employment • End of Life Issues • Finances and Retirement • Grandparenting and Intergenerational Family • Government Resources and Assistance • Health Resources • Housing, Long Term Care and Universal Design • Insurance • Legal Issues and Resources • Leisure, Learning and Personal Growth • Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security • Older Drivers and Transportation • Relationships and Online Dating • Research and Statistics • Travel • Volunteering • State and Local Resources Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve fallen several times over the past year and my doctor has recommended that I start a strength-training program to help prevent future falls.
But at age 72, I’ve never lifted weights before and could use some help. Dear Looking Weak leg muscles and poor balance are two of the biggest factors that cause seniors to fall.
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