Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise, Too

(HealthDay News) -- Lifting weights and other forms of strength training can offer a host of health rewards for people 65 and older, experts say.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these potential benefits for seniors of strength training:

  • Better management of chronic diseases, including diabetes.
  • Improved balance.
  • Better management of arthritis pain and stiffness.
  • Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis.
  • Maintaining a healthier weight.
  • Improved cardiovascular health.
  • Better quality sleep.

-- Diana Kohnle

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