Lesson 3 -Move it or Lose it
The axiom "move it or lose it," definitely applies when you’re talking about muscle. Fortunately, it’s never too late to start moving! Fitness and strength improvements are possible at any age.
Researchers from Tufts University have developed these specific goals:
If you’re 30 or 40 years old, you want to maximize what you have and minimize the beginning of muscle and bone loss. By exercising regularly, you can enjoy those weekend activities without injury.
At 40 or 45, you start to lose more bone and muscle, and at 50, the loss has accelerated and your physiology changes. It’s especially critical for women going through menopause to minimize the loss of muscle and bone at this time by doing some strength training.
In your 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, you want to maintain your vitality, self confidence, and independence for as long as possible by a regular exercise program, including strength training.
Exercise will help you get through these three life segments with health, strength, and energy.