Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise, Too02/24/12
(HealthDay News) -- Lifting weights and other forms of strength
training can offer a host of health rewards for people 65 and
older, experts say.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions
these potential benefits for seniors of strength training:
- Better management of chronic diseases, including diabetes.
- Improved balance.
- Better management of arthritis pain and stiffness.
- Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis.
- Maintaining a healthier weight.
- Improved cardiovascular health.
- Better quality sleep.
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