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Live Strong and Prosper

November 17, 2022
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So how important is your strength training when ageing? Personally, I touch base with it every day as I see it more important than my aerobic training for many reasons, which I will discuss in later posts. However, if I haven’t got the strength to get out of my seat or bed (a reality for some - old, inactive, disabled, injured) or put one step in front of the other with confidence, then your aerobic training becomes compromised and can even lead to heightened likelihood of injury.Having the pre-requisite strength therefore enables an active lifestyle and healthy ageing. Check out this open access review by McLeod et al. (2016) if you want to understand more about the importance of strength training for healthy ageing (https://lnkd.in/gixhZwg4 ). As McLeod points out, “the importance of muscle size and strength for longevity and health in humans puts a new spin on the Darwinian statement, ”Survival of the Fittest” as it is clear that the strongest, fittest individuals are more likely to live longer and healthier lives.” (p. 505).In short, get strength training so you can live strong and long!