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Why weight lifting is better than cardio for people over 60

No matter how old you are, maintaining a healthy weight is essential to health. And while cardiovascular activity is helpful to individuals over 60, recent research suggests weight lifting may be even more beneficial. Learn why this is as you fine-tune your Phentermine 37.5 mg health and wellness regimen.

Focusing On Fat Loss

Older individuals should focus on building muscle and decreasing fat instead of general weight loss to enjoy better health.

“At advanced ages, you cannot afford to lose muscle, organ tissue, or bone mass,” says Robert Huizenga, MD, an internist and associate professor of clinical medicine at UCLA. “There has actually been no difference in the amount or rate of weight loss in individuals of either sex who are over 60 years old versus those who are younger.”

Since the human body loses a percentage of muscle every year as it ages, lifting weights is the ideal way to avoid related problems such as a slower metabolism and a lowered ability to burn body fat.

Adding More Weight

The best option for building muscle and blasting fat is to increase the amount of weight you work with during training. This avoids plateauing issues.

“You know you’re lifting the right amount of weight if you can just barely make it to the end of your repetitions before needing to rest,” Dr. Huizenga notes.

Still, it is important to consult your physician before beginning a weight lifting regimen.

“Medical problems, such as heart disease and metabolic disease, become more common after age 60, so it’s much more important to have a medical checkup before attempting a fat loss plan,” Huizenga says.

Remember, getting older does NOT have to mean gaining weight!

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