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.
Better management of arthritis pain and stiffness.
Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis.
Maintaining a healthier weight.
Improved cardiovascular health.
Better quality sleep.
- Evening East-West NFL Matchups Put One Team at Disadvantage: Study
December 06, 2013
- 135 Million People Worldwide Will Have Dementia by 2050: Report
December 05, 2013
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.