Grab those weights! It doesn’t matter how old you are when you begin exercising, because your body will build muscle as if you were a young athlete. No more couch potato for you!
Exercise damages muscle cells, and when they repair themselves, they come back stronger. Studies show that if you begin an exercise routine even if you are well into your senior years, your muscles will respond as well to the workout as if you were in your youth. As long as you create resistance, your muscles will strengthen. The key is to start slowly and keep it simple. A trainer can guide you at the beginning to avoid any potential for injury.
Exercise is medicine. No matter how old you are when you start, you can quickly feel the benefits. No, you probably won’t win the next weightlifting competition, but you may feel like superman as you strut down the hall. The mental benefits of exercise imbue positive energy and can lift depression.