Everyone Can Lift Weights

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Do seniors and women benefit from weight training?

Everyone Can Lift Weights

Weight lifting is more important for older people, although they are less likely to be doing it. Weight training helps improve strength, balance, and bone density--all problems as we get older. Some people have to do weight training to get strong enough for an aerobic program. Weights lifted and exercises used have to be adjusted to the individual. Women can gain many benefits from weight training. The exercises and routines are not too different from those used by men, but women may want to emphasize different muscles.

   

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