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Strength Training Helps Older Adults Live Longer

At Strength for Life, we are always on the look out for research and articles that give the correct prospective, on the advantages of strength training. Sometimes, it takes a little while for the rest of the world to catch up. This is an article published in the Penn State News by Jennifer Abbasi.

What you need to know:

  • All adults should strength train at least twice a week.

  • Older adults who strength trained at least twice a week had 46 percent lower odds of death for any reason than those who did not.

  • They also had 41 percent lower odds of cardiac death and 19 percent lower odds of dying from cancer.

  • Strength training appears to provide a greater mortality benefit than physical activity alone.

Read the full article here.

Thanks to SFL client Paul Harrington for sending us this article.

Please let us know what you think of the article and would you like more information like this in the future.

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