Thursday, August 28, 2014

You’re never too old for exercising!

“Some [seniors] may think it is unsafe to start exercises because of heart disease or just because you are out of shape, but you are never too old to start,” says Rhonda Moss, owner of Curves in Jeffersontown. According to Moss, 6 to 8 percent of muscle mass is lost per decade after the age of...

...40 in women and age 60 in men. However, strength training three days a week for eight weeks can recover a decade of loss for women and two decades for men.

“Seniors can experience improved muscle mass, making it easier to climb stairs or get on to the floor and up again,” Moss says.

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