Strength training for seniors
It is never too late to start hitting the weights and this goes for women too as they have a higher instance of osteoporosis. Lifting weights at the gym or working out with kettlebells or dumbbells at home is a good place to start. Functional body weight movements is also a great way to workout by preforming squats, push-ups, burpees, and pull-ups. This should be regular exercise for seniors as well as their stability, bone density and energy levels are all influenced by muscle strength and mass.
Strength training for seniors increases the production of growth hormone and testosterone and lower levels of dangerous cholesterol. It also helps to prevent depression. It is not enough to get out and go for a walk however, Seniors should be exercising to a fitness level and intensity that improves their overall health. Strength training is a part of this and something as simple as lifting a 2lb dumb bell or getting up and down from a chair multiple times can begin your weight training program. With weight training as part of your overall health program it is always beneficial to consult a trained professionals before you get started.