A new research from Penn States shows that older adults who strength trained at least twice a week can reduce their risk of mortality by 46%!
The study involved following participants for 15 years. What they found is that even when they adjusted demographic variables, health behaviours and health conditions, there was still a statistically significant reduction in mortality rates among the participants.
Not only did strength training help increase strength and function but it also helped participants live longer.
This study is important as currently only 9% of older adults actually strength train regularly. They also reported 41% lower odds of heart related deaths and 19% lower odds of drying from cancer.
The full study can be found here