Our Society has changed a lot this century but not always for the better; especially in the health dept. Nowadays, in a typical American household, the woman will choose to hire a maid to do the cleaning, grocery, etc. For yard work, professional cleaners or gardeners are hired to rack leaves or to implement better lawn maintenance. Even Minor repairs are done by professionals.
Unfortunately, it seems that yesterday chores, so much loathed today, contributed to better health. Moping the floor, cleaning windows, doing laundry or mowing the lawn are all physical activities that were maintaining and required strong muscles to push, pull and bend.
Today, people prefer to sit in front of the TV, computer or at a desk for hours accompanied with the usual bowl of popcorn, fried chicken or other ‘gourmet’.
Resistance training exercise.
Obviously muscles that were strong at age 20, will not survive the chosen sedentary lifestyle. Muscles die and fat takes over the body.
Helping the muscles to regenerate and grow stronger.
Many studies show that muscles need to contract and release to stay fit. Weight lifting has many beneficial health outcomes regarding age:
- Elderly who lift weights increase muscle strength and mass; thereby avoiding bone loss, fall and fractures.
- Exercise and building a strong body will help to avoid dyslipidemia, hypertension and cardiovascular disorders. Weight training was also associated with a significantly lower risk of type II diabetes, independent of aerobic exercise. Combined weight training and aerobic exercise conferred a greater benefit according to research.
Resistance training exercise plus proper nutrition are allowing the body’s muscles to keep its strength and quality, whatever the age.
Visit a professional prior to starting a resistance exercise program.