Saturday, January 21, 2012

Health Tip: Strengthen Your Muscles

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And help avoid muscle loss as you age

Maintaining strong and healthy muscles is particularly important for seniors, who tend to lose muscle as they age.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these muscle-strengthening suggestions:

  • Engage in vigorous gardening, such as by shoveling or digging.
  • Lift weights, or work out with a resistance band.
  • Practice yoga.
  • Opt for exercises that naturally use your body weight for resistance, such as by performing sit ups and push ups.

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