Strength Training & Exercise
- Q How often should I do shoulder-strengthening exercises?
Rick Olderman, Physical TherapyJust a little bit of strengthening will effect a positive change. Quality is more important than quantity. Strengthening exercises only need to be performed two to three times a day initially, although the hand-on-head exercise (an exercise that... Full Answer
- Q What are the benefits of strength training in older people?
Eric Olsen, FitnessNumerous studies show that older men and women who train for strength improve not only their muscular strength, but with it their ability to live more independent, fuller lives. Although physical activity of any type will improve strength, more intense... Full Answer
- Q Why should I do strength training as I get older?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineAs you get older, you are more prone to stiffness and orthopedic injuries. Your muscles become stiffer, and your tendons and joints become weaker and less elastic. Studies show that when you do strengthening exercises and become stronger, you are more... Full Answer
- Q Is weight training a key part of my fitness plan if I’m over 40?
Dr. Kevin Soden, Family MedicineStrength training is essential to a person’s overall health, especially as they age. After age 25, you lose at least 1 percent of your muscle mass each year, and about 26 percent by about age 60. The greatest amount of muscle mass is lost in your... Full Answer