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Three Good Reasons to Lift Weights

Research has shown that strengthening exercises are both safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are not in perfect health. In fact, people with health concerns – including heart disease or arthritis – often benefit the most from an exercise program that includes lifting weights a few times each week.

Strength training regularly can be very powerful in reducing the signs and symptoms of numerous diseases and chronic conditions. Three good reasons to strength train are to relieve arthritis pain, aid balance to prevent falls, and strengthen bones.

Amy Hall, Director of Health Promotions shares an article by the International Council on Active Aging on “Three Good Reasons to Lift Weights.” Larksfield residents “Reverse Weakness and Build Strength” with our chair based VitaBand class. (MWF 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.)