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Friday, September 09, 2016

Seniors Exercise Well Into Their Golden Years

Here's a little inspiration for those of us over age 60, 70, 80 and beyond.

Whether you’ve never exercised before or have simply fallen off track, it’s never too late to renew your commitment to physical activity. Even if you’re well into your senior years, you still have time to begin. In a study, a group of nursing home residents with an average age of 90 improved their strength between 167 and 180 percent after just eight weeks of weight training.

For example, Willie Murphy, (featured in full article), began weight lifting at age 73. Four years later, at 77, she was able to deadlift 215 pounds — more than twice her own weight (105 pounds). She can also powercurl 60 pounds.

Needless to say, she carries her grand-children and groceries with ease, and has no problem shoveling her own snow and pushing her car when it gets stuck. These are all quality of life issues that you may not fully appreciate until or unless you lose them. Murphy, however, recognizes the value of being able to accomplish these everyday tasks, and views her powerlifting regimen as life-affirming. READ MORE >>

Reprinted with permission. From the Dr. Mercola Newsletter 
September 9, 2016.

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