Lifting Weights As You Age Cuts Your Risk Of Early Death By 46%.
Lifting Weights Decreases Risk of Dementia and Increases Brain Function.
Researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine looked at a group of people aged 65 and older and their fitness habits for 15 years. In their study, the researchers found that although only 10% of the participants lifted weights, the ones who did were 46% less likely to die than the participants that didn’t lift.
“Older adults have the ability to achieve strength similar to those decades younger by engaging in simple strength training routines,” says study author Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski.
The University of Sydney for the Study of Mental and Resistance Training conducted research on resistance training and brain function in those over 55, who were suffering from mild cognitive impairment. The researchers found that an improvement in cognitive function was related to an increase in muscle strength.
Here are a few reasons to lift weights and increase strength:
- Protects your brain cells from aging – Decrease the decline of cognition, and may even reverse memory impairment.
- Improves Stamina, Balance, and Bone Density
- Fat Loss
Women have double the risk of Alzheimers Disease than that of men. I know most women want fat loss, but I am pretty confident they also want to avoid cognitive diseases, falling and breaking hips, and early death.
Consequently, many feel confused about where to begin, finding the time, and how to star.