According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strength training has been shown to increase the strength of your muscles, maintain the integrity of your bones, and improve your balance, coordination, and mobility.
In addition, strength training can help reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic diseases, including arthritis. This makes it a highly useful physical activity for older adults.
The following infographic from Miramont Lifestyle Fitness explains the benefits of strength training exercises, and demonstrates the best ways to perform them in order to maximize these benefits.
Strength training is a great way to get exercise because it preserves lean muscle mass, boosts energy, burns calories, and improves body mechanics. In just 20-30 minutes two or three times per week, you can increase your muscle strength, maintain the integrity of your bones, and improve your balance and mobility.
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