Seniors & Weight Lifting

The benefits of weight training for seniors.

It's never too late to start working out! We are finding there are many benefits to seniors and weight lifting. Taking a walk 3 times a week  for 20 minutes and going to the gym at least twice a week will help decrease everyday muscles aches. Within a three week period, people will notice a difference in their bodies such as less back pain and even arthritis. There is a long list of the benefits of training with resistance. You can strengthen your heart, strengthen your bones to help fight against Osteoporosis, bring down high blood pressure, diabetes and so much more!

It is important to start slow as a senior by beginning with 1-2 sets of 6 to 10 repetitions for the first two to three months (depending on the individual).Don't forget to stretch before and after working-out; holding each position between 20-30 seconds.

Seniors should consult their physicians before starting a workout program. If the gym atmosphere is new to you, ask assistance from your local gym. Most fitness factilities have personal trainers on board who will gladly give their members at least one free session to learn the equipment.

For more information on how to start a workout program you can contact us: Mission Fitness Center, 2451 Mission Street, San Marino, CA 91108

(626) 799-0977 missionfitnesscenter.com


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