Why it's never too late to start lifting weights

The Guardian - Dec 04, 16:55 GMT

Older people benefit hugely from resistance exercises, new research has found

Older people benefit hugely from resistance exercises, new research has found. Here’s the best way to start, without even leaving your chair

It may not be how you intended to spend older age, but there it is; a study by researchers at the University of Dublin has shown so conclusively how much older people benefit from resistance training – working their muscles, even drinking protein shakes – that they have concluded GPs should prescribe it.

Twenty to 25 minutes of activity, four days a week at home, with an emphasis on a high-protein diet, is ideal.

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