The call to pick up weights and build muscle keep coming. Here’s the latest from Harvard:
If you hear the term “strength training” and imagine a bodybuilder with bulging biceps, it’s time to readjust that thinking. Strength training is appropriate for every body. It benefits people of all ages and athletic abilities, whether you are 40 or 85, well-toned or unable to get up from a chair without a helping hand. Strength training can help you look leaner and fitter, protect your vitality, and make everyday tasks more manageable. Combined with aerobic exercise, strength training can also help you manage and sometimes prevent a host of health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and osteoporosis. And the gains come fast. Just 10 weeks of weight workouts can dramatically improve strength, power, mobility, and agility.

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