Strength training helps older adults live longer -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Strength training helps older adults live longer

Older adults who met twice-weekly strength-training guidelines had lower odds of dying in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University. The study is the first to demonstrate the association in a large, nationally representative sample over an extended time period, particularly in an older population.

27/04/2016

Photo: Elderly woman and elderly man while strength training; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmedia

Strength training in older adults is beneficial beyond improving muscle strength and physical function; © panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmedia