Most Important Exercise for Women Over 50

It keeps bones strong

One of the greatest advantages of weightlifting as you age is that it counteracts the natural decline in bone density that women over 50 experience.

The Menopause Consortium's musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Samuel Hobson.

It builds muscle

Similarly, weightlifting can help increase muscle mass, which becomes increasingly crucial with age.

Muscle mass decreases approximately three to eight percent per decade after the age of 30, and this rate of decline increases after the age of 60.

It boosts joint health

Your joint health will also benefit from weightlifting after the age of 50.

As weightlifting is frequently performed through a laden joint, the strain on the ligaments is increased.

It reduces fall risk

However, weightlifting can reduce your risk of falling.

As a physical therapist, I believe that regular weightlifting is essential for keeping the body youthful and agile.

It boosts metabolism

Maintaining a healthy weight as you age can reduce your risk of death from all causes by preventing a variety of chronic diseases.

Overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, stroke, and other conditions.

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