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Aging and exercise

Aging and exercise

Overview

Exercise, such as weightlifting, helps build muscle that is usually lost with age and puts stress on bones which helps keep them strong and healthy.

Update Date 4/11/2015

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.