Health Tip: Seniors Need Exercise, Too

(HealthDay News) -- Lifting weights and other forms of strength training can offer a host of health rewards for people 65 and older, experts say.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these potential benefits for seniors of strength training:

  • Better management of chronic diseases, including diabetes.

  • Improved balance.

  • Better management of arthritis pain and stiffness.

  • Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis.

  • Maintaining a healthier weight.

  • Improved cardiovascular health.

  • Better quality sleep.

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