Starting in your 30s, your body starts to lose muscle mass. This process – medically known as sarcopenia – continues as you get older: live to age 70 and you’ll have lost around 25% of your strength. If you’re lucky enough to hang on until 90, you’ll have lost nearly half.
Whether you’re already doing resistance training, or you’re pondering whether to take the plunge, here are 6 surprising ways lifting weights will improve your life.
1. You’ll feel better