Lifting Weights As You Age Cuts Your Risk Of Death By 46%

A new study finds that strength training reduces your risk for death by 46 percent.

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Jay Lynch adds: The senior citizens that exercise at the facility where I go, sometimes amaze me with their fitness. They are active, have wonderful dispositions, are engaged and committed to maintaining or recovering their health. It’s obvious that they have had some life event or other reason that has propelled them to awareness of the need for maintaining their health.

I like this line from this article about a survey that was conducted on people age 65 or older about their exercise habits and then tracked them for 15 years: “Less than 10 percent of the subjects strength trained, but those select few were 46 percent less likely to die during the study than everyone else.”


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