We know that aerobic exercise is linked with greater cardiovascular fitness and that, in turn, is linked with lower mortality. But what about strength training? Can lifting weights and building muscle mass help you live longer?
One of the biggest concerns for women after menopause is avoiding sarcopenia. Unfortunately, it’s an all too common health problem that can lead to frailty, metabolic problems, and even death due to falls and hip fractures. Can a vitamin help you avoid this fate?
We often hear about the health benefits of exercise and how aerobic exercise lengthens your lifespan – but what about resistance training? Does it have longevity benefits as well? Find out how resistance training can improve the quality of your life AND potentially help you live longer.
It takes months of training to build strength and lean body mass, but what about maintaining the gains once you’ve achieved them? Is there a minimum amount of training you need to do for maintenance? Find out what research shows.
How effective is exercise at slowing down aging? According to a recent study, many of the problems people experience as they age are related to lack of physical activity and aren’t inevitable. Find out what researchers discovered about aging after studying elite senior athletes.
Maintaining muscle tissue becomes more of an issue with age. Do women have an easier time preserving their lean body mass relative to men? Find out what research shows about loss of lean body mass and gender – and why consuming enough protein and resistance training is so important for healthy aging.
You build muscle mass to become stronger and more defined but there’s another benefit to having more muscle mass. A new study shows having a higher muscle mass index could help you live longer. Find out why.
The conventional way to build lean body mass is to use a weight that’s 60 to 80% of your one-rep max – but is that the only way? Some studies show training with lighter weights can also build muscle. Is there any truth to this?
Body composition changes with age. One of those changes is a decrease in lean body mass. Have you ever thought about why muscles age and whether there are things you can do to slow down this process? This article discusses research looking at how muscles age.
Exercise not only makes you look and feel better now – it makes it more likely you’ll be healthy enough to enjoy your retirement years. Staying physically active can help you age smarter. Here are four ways exercise improves the aging process.