HOW DOES WEIGHT LIFTING IN OLD AGE BENEFIT?
Fact1: Lifting weights can strengthen connections between nerves and muscles.
Fact2: The strengthening of this connection is possible in the later years of life too.
Scientifically, humans start losing muscle mass by the age of 40. And, this decline is unstoppable.
However, results of this new research state that this decline can be slowed down by a great deal.
Weight training actually protects the motor neurons in the spinal cord which is important for proper functioning of our body.
The researchers have stated, the sooner you start, the better it is.
However if you are looking to start, it's never too late even if you've crossed your 60s or 70s.
At any age if you are capable of lifting then go for it as, your body will surely benefit from heavy weight training.
Even though the research was conducting in men, this applies to women too.
Women who are prone to osteoporosis, benefit a great deal from resistance training same as men.
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