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How Weight Training Can Help Women Stay Strong

Keeping up muscle mass as you age helps keep up the activities of everyday life and prevents injury as you're older. As reported by NPR: National Public Radio, "If you can maintain or preserve some of that muscle mass, your risk of sarcopenia is lower, and we believe there's a lower risk of falling and fracturing bones," says Roger Fielding, director and senior scientist of the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at Tufts University's Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.

LIFT TO BE FIT! Older adults can gain a two- to three-fold increase in strength after just three or four months of weight training Even seniors with an average age of 90 improved their strength up to 180 percent after just eight weeks of weight training. improve athletic endurance.
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