“We need proteins for muscle building. But as we age, our bodies begin to use only a few of these proteins. Regardless of your age or fitness level, there are many benefits of weight training.” says Dr. Josep Mercola.
”Weight training gives you lean muscle mass. For this reason, it helps you to lose weight by allowing you to consume more calories over time. It makes your muscles stronger and equipped. In fact, strengthening your back muscles is the best way to avoid back pain. It reduces the aging of your heart, vascular and immune system. Maintaining and increasing bone density is one of the best things you can do to prevent osteoporosis. It helps you maintain your muscle mass. If you do not do strength exercises, you will lose an average of 5 percent of muscle mass every 10 years. (After the age of 35, women lose 1 kg in each decade and men lose 1.5 kg.) Resistance training for only 30 minutes a week has an anti-aging effect and this will make you about 2 years younger.” says Prof. Dr. Mehmet Oz.