THE PLAN CHOOSE QUAL­ITY OVER QUAN­TITY

Men's Health (UK) - - Fit Any At Age -

For­get about smash­ing it five days a week. “Fo­cus on per­form­ing ex­er­cises with good form and a full range of mo­tion,” ad­vises Leith. “And be care­ful not to rush.” Choose func­tional move­ments that will help you in your day-to-day life: weighted car­ries and lunges, for in­stance, rather than curls and leg ex­ten­sions.

If you’re hav­ing trou­ble with your joints, mod­ify your ex­er­cises – lower the tempo, or swap in pool ses­sions – but don’t skip train­ing al­to­gether. Main­tain­ing your mo­men­tum will help you in the long term. A study of older adults by Bos­ton Univer­sity School of Pub­lic Health found that strength train­ing re­duced os­teoarthritic pain by 35% and in­creased lower-limb strength by 33%. En­sure you’re built to last.

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