Lesson 3 -Move it or Lose it
Strength Training at My Age?
Yes! We all need strength training, but older people need even more than young people do. Starting at about age thirty-five, both men and women begin to lose about 10% a decade of our lean muscle mass. This loss is accelerated to 15% after 45 and hits about 30% by the time we are 80!
This wasting of muscle can go undetected for years because as we get older our bodies pad the affected areas with fat. Since fat weighs less than muscle, we can even maintain our weight that shows on the scale while we are losing muscle.