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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.

Review Date 7/7/2019

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.