Take Action See 4 Ways To Keep Your Body Strong As You Age

A stronger body means a longer life; treat your muscles well and they’ll treat you well in return. Here’s why’and how

Though it’s difficult to imagine ourselves in old age, the attention we devote to building and maintaining four crucial muscle areas today will make a significant difference 20, 30 or 40 years down the road when it comes to carrying out even basic actions such as walking and bending.

In fact, our skeletal muscles’the fibres anchored to our bones and tendons that enable both motion and force’are integral to how we function. If we don’t take care of these muscles, which start to deteriorate as young as age 25, we’re at risk of injury, as well as a range of problems from incontin­ence to weak bones to increased risk for falls’which often reduces lifespan in those over age 65.

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