A new position statement by Mark Peterson et al. suggests that resistance training is vital to improving the health and longevity of older adults.
"How and Why Resistance Training Is Imperative for Older Adults" - Newswise. 7/25/2019.
"Current research has demonstrated that resistance training is a powerful care model to combat loss of muscle strength and mass in the aging population," says Peterson, a member of the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation and Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging.
"We demonstrate in this position statement just how much resistance training can positively affect physical functioning, mobility, independence, chronic disease management, psychological wellbeing, quality of life and healthy life expectancy. We also provide recommendations for how to optimize resistance training programs to ensure safety and effectiveness."