Why YOU NEED Weight Training
Modern exercise science shows that working with weights (resistance training)—whether that weight is a dumbbell, medicine ball, or your own body—may be the best exercise for lifelong physical function and fitness.
As we age bone losses outpace the creation of new bone, making our bones less dense and more susceptible to fracture. This acceleration is especially pronounced in post-menopausal women, cancer patients on hormone blocking medications, and those who are sedentary.
Through a process known as bone remodeling, strength training stimulates the development of bone cells (osteoblasts) that build new bone. Not only does this strengthen existing bone, but it also improves postural deviations by decreasing the risk of compression fractures of the spine.
For more info on the benefits of strength training, click here to check out the full article at Time.com.