Strength training for seniors – ActiveSG
Company News 03 March 2020
Strength training for seniors – ActiveSG

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Strength training for seniors – ActiveSG


The saying goes “You never know what you have till it is gone”. This applies to the human body and its strength. Between ages 30 to 60, there is a steady decline of muscle strength. Because the initial rate of decline is so gradual, you will not feel its significance until you reach the age of 60 and above. Once past 60 years, there is an accelerated loss of muscle strength. By the age of 80, this loss gets greater. This is a natural ageing process and it cannot be undone. However, it can be slowed down.

Regular strength (resistance) training slows the rate of this ageing process. This means that you will be able to slow down the loss of strength as you age, as long as you perform strengthening exercises regularly.

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