Sport and exercise - can it really make a difference? Why is it so important?
The performance and stability of muscles and bones continues to decline with age. Human genetics are designed to cause an increasing loss of muscle mass and bone substance from the age of 40. Current scientific studies show that the process accelerates from the age of 50, although the speed and severity of this process can vary depending on the constitution. This process can be counteracted by a conscious diet and targeted exercise.
Muscle cells can renew themselves again and again until the end of life. However, the prerequisite is that they receive the appropriate stimuli through exercise and strength training. Although endurance training has a very positive effect on our cardiovascular system, it does not protect us from a reduction in muscle mass. Only a targeted strength training program maintains muscles and strength into old age.
Well planned strength training not only increases physical performance, but also counteracts several risk factors. The increase in activity and muscle mass can help prevent diseases such as osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure and obesity for example and damage can be partially regenerated.
Conclusion: Strength training is worthwhile at any age
Strength training has an extremely positive effect on health, and not only for young people. It is never too late to start.
Have fun while training!
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