Most of us understand the many benefits of working out. A new study, from the Penn State College of Medicine, states the secret to a longer life may be a resistance training.
After tracking survey participants, at least 65 years of age, for 15 years, the study found that subjects who strength trained were 46% less likely to die during the study than anyone else.
According to Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, strength training can keep you active and independent in your golden years. The increased strength results in better stamina and balance but equally important it improves your bone density.
Ready to get started? We suggest you schedule an appointment with your doctor in you haven’t been active in a while. After receiving the green light from your doctor we recommend you reach out to one of our personal trainers, who will design a fitness program specifically designed for you.
Don’t think that age will hold you back though, according to Dr. Kraschnewski. She believes that older adults have the ability to achieve strength similar to those decades younger just by engaging in simple strength training routines. Something to think about…