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Build strength, keep muscle

May 15 2022
A senior woman holding a set of hand weights in the gym.
As we age, we often experience a slower metabolism, increased body fat, reduced bone density, and decreased muscle mass and strength. Although all are among the normal effects of aging, that doesn't mean you have to just accept them: They can be mitigated with strength training. Beneficial at any age, strength training is especially important later in life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends older adults incorporate muscle-strengthening activities that involve all major muscle groups on two or more days a week. If that's not possible, consider doing what you can, because it can even boost your brain health. At The Watermark at Coral Gables, our fitness center offers state-of-the-art weight machines and personal training to help you get the most out of your workouts. We can't make training easy, but we make it as easy as possible for you to train!