Strength training is incredibly important as we age, but often overlooked. Consistent strength training helps us prevent injury, thrive and stay active well into our later years. In fact, if you’re 65 and older, it’s recommended that you include two 30-minute-long strength training sessions every week into your exercise regime. That’s in addition to at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity.
Now, how many people do you know who do this type of fitness routine, let alone those over 65? That means 3.5 hours of activity a week. Is that alot?
Come on, its not hard, but it does mean you have to lace up those running shoes or jump on your bike and get your butt out the door.
Read our realistic and worthwhile interview with Karina Inkster and find out how easy it is to stay fit as you crest 50 years of age.