As you know, exercise, even in small doses, is essential for healthy aging. But exercise means more than just a walk or bike ride. You also need to ensure that all your major muscle groups get regularly challenged with strength training. In fact, the benefits of just twice weekly strength training are significant for lowering mortality risks. Yet only 9% of older adults report engaging in weight lifting or other strength promoting activities. To start, you need to go slow, and check in with your physician and a certified trainer. But once you begin, sore muscles aside, you’ll come to see the value of working those abs and strengthening those calves. To map out your plan, grab a free weight and Read Here.