FITNESS FOR OVER 50's / 50+ and Seniors    South Birmingham / N Worcesteshire

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There is increasing evidence of the benefit of “strength” training to support us as we get older.
This was highlighted in revised national guidelines issued this year by the Chief Medical Officer:
Exercises to get our heart pumping to improve our overall endurance have been a key element of most fitness programmes, this has not really changed, however the focus on strength has increased.

The benefits are significant:

Strength exercises help to get our heart pumping - like other endurance exercises.

From the age of 30 our muscles naturally get weaker but at any age we can improve our strength (and reverse natural deterioration).

Improved muscle strength improves bone density (which also deteriorates as we age), this can help lead to reduced symptoms of osteoposis, arthritus and back pain.

Better muscle strength means more calories burned and therefore has huge benefits for fat loss. It also decreases the impact of diabetes.

Most important is that strength helps us do a whole range of day to day things, helping us function and improving mental wellbeing.

I dont know of any pill or ointment with so many benefits!

I always emphasise that developing strength doesn’t automatically result in huge muscles (and for ladies this is more difficult anyway), but it supports a leaner physique.

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