As we get older our bones become less dense, and therefore we become more susceptible to injury/breaks. An easy way to offset this is by doing some resistance training 2-3 times a week. Not only will this help increases bone density (reducing the risk of osteoporosis), it will also:
- help strengthen muscles
- improve posture
- get you a better sleep
- build connective tissue strength
- improve balance
If you’re not sure where to begin, start with simple movements: squats, lunges, step ups. Body weight is good too begin with, to get you comfortable in the movement. As you become stronger and more confident, grab some dumbbells or a barbell and up the weight to help continue progress.
Let’s face it, no one wants to become old and fragile. Little steps today will help yourself in years to come. Set the future-you up to become injury-proof!