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19 July 2016

Strength training for the elderly might help them live longer

Pumping iron may help senior citizens live longer. A survey of Americans aged 65 and older shows that strength training can lower their risk of dying from any cause by almost half. Researchers found that elderly folks who did strength training, like lifting weights and doing push-ups, at least two days per week are 46 percent less likely to die from any cause, 41 percent less likely to die from heart disease and 19 percent less likely to die from cancer.

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