Older man lifting weights in a gym

Strength training to combat ageing


Age is just a number right ? Well if you are able to do all the things that you were able to do in your twenties in your sixties then I suppose it is. The problem is though, in your twenties you are naturally high in hormones, your body recovers very quickly from exercise and you have a spring in your step. At sixty however there seems to be a few people that don’t  have that same bounce! A bit more weight around the midsection, a lower back ache and a common cold can knock you out for a few days. The solution to this is simple and to some people very obvious, to others however it appears to be a task that is way beyond them. Strength training to combat ageing.

With age your body declines, your strength drops your hormones lessen and as a result it becomes a lot easier and faster to get out of shape. Your body however is the same one that you were born with, it still responds to exercise and still responds to correct healthy eating. What I am driving at here is simple, if you make an effort to include strength and fitness training into your week and keep your diet roughly 80% good you will age but continue to be strong, fit and in charge of your bodyweight. If you expect your body to do this on its own you will not age well. I for one am going to be doing push-ups, squats, pull-ups  until my last day.

Simple training and careful diet does not have to be complicated and does not need to take up a lot of your time. Strength training to combat aging works.You spend your whole life in that body its the only one you get. So treat it right. Getting a personal trainer can be a great way to push you in the right direction.

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