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Why over 50's need weight training...

Weight training is something that I've always practiced, and I'm noticing that I want to make it a much more regular practice now that I am maturing in years!

Did you know that as we age, we lose

Prevent illnesses and diseases

Regular exercise has been linked to a reduced risk or delayed development of many illnesses and diseases, as well as providing benefits for those with chronic conditions, including:

  • Heart disease and stroke

  • Joint and muscle pain

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Alzheimer’s

  • Lung cancer

  • Colon cancer

  • Osteoporosis

  • Arthritis

  • High blood pressure

  • Breast cancer

  • Cholesterol

Studies found that those who are fit are more likely to live longer and delay the onset of illnesses, with the most aerobically fit people typically developing chronic conditions in only the last five years of their life rather than the last 10, 15, or 20 years.

Minimise the symptoms of chronic conditions

Exercise can help with some of the symptoms of chronic conditions or conditions associated with ageing. These include:

  • Menopause symptoms

  • Joint pain

  • Weight gain9

  • Lowered immune function3

  • Poor digestion3

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