A lot of research is turning up evidence that supports this surprising claim. If you choose to you can stay young and reverse muscle loss. For example, the McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ontario conducted research on a group of over 65-year-olds. They were asked to take part in training – mostly for the first time in their lives – while the researchers checked changes in their biology. The results were very surprising. Not only did most of the subjects reverse muscle loss into muscle gain, the change was found to be happening at the genetic level. These seniors were developing genetic patterns resembling those less than half their age.
- Weight lifting is an exercise not only beneficial for your overall health, weight lifting can also make you biologically younger.
- Many of the processes associated with aging are the result of misuse. With age, we become less active, so our bodies have less incentive to keep everything in tip-top condition.
- Regular weight training shocks our bodies back to life. They build fresh muscle, strengthen bones, and the nervous system begins to function more efficiently.
“A regular workout in the gym really can do wonders for your long-term health and fitness…and longevity.”