A study by Penn State studied older folds that underwent strength training. You won’t believe what they found.
1.Can A Barbell Save Your Life?
Penn State studied how strength training affected those 65 and older. They surveyed them, then followed them over a course of 15 years. Nearly ⅓ died in that time period!
2.Some May Argue Those That Lift May Be Healthier To Begin With
But, researchers adjusted for BMI, chronic illnesses (hypertension/diabetes) and habits. Some habits included drinking and smoking.
3.Lifting Was Found To Reduce Death by 19%
This study demonstrated that being active results in muscle building, better stamina and balance. Also, bone density increases, which helps prevent fractures when falling.