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Older people ‘should exercise to build muscle even into their 80s’

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Older people should exercise to build their muscles even into their eighties, according to a review which suggests it will help them with everyday tasks.

Climbing the stairs, housework, walking and even washing was made easier if elderly people worked out 2 or 3 times a week, said Chiung–ju Liu of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Indiana University.

People lose muscle as they age, which can make daily chores more difficult. Working out by using small weights or elastic bands can help to rebuild these muscles.

By “walking well”, however, you power yourself around all day using muscles in your bottom, midriff and the backs of your thighs. This brings dramatic, sustainable results.

Older People Should Exercise To Build Muscle Even Into Their 80s

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Older people should exercise to build their muscles even into their eighties, according to a review which suggests it will help them with everyday tasks..

Climbing the stairs, housework, walking and even washing was made easier if elderly people worked out two or three times a week, said Chiung-ju Liu of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Indiana University.

People lose muscle as they age, which can make daily chores more difficult. Working out by using small weights or elastic bands can help to rebuild these muscles.

By “walking well”, however, you power yourself around all day using muscles in your bottom, midriff and the backs of your thighs. This brings dramatic, sustainable results.