Stay Fit at Any Age by Adding Weights
Cutting-edge research conducted at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC shows that working out with weights as you age yields better, faster results than starting a walking program. Liz discovered this years ago, which is why The Method has now outgrown two locations and is streamed in households across the nation!
The study focused on 3 different groups of men and women over 60 who were overweight and sedentary. All groups were asked to reduce calorie intake by about 300, but it was the type of exercise that made the difference. The group that worked out using resistance training lost only two pounds of muscle and 18 pounds of fat on average, while the group assigned with walking lost a whopping four pounds of muscle and only 16 pounds of fat. The last group, that was tasked only with cutting calories and not exercising at all, lost an average of two pounds of muscle and ten of fat.
At the end of the day, if you want to maintain muscle and lose fat as you age (and who doesn’t?), your go-to exercise should involve picking up some weights and getting moving!
Read more about the study here.