BOSTON (CBS) — Would you like to ward off the effects of aging? Strength-training may do the trick.
Researchers from the University of Buffalo looked at 46 women over the age of sixty and found that older women who engage in a high level of daily physical activity may be able to reverse certain markers of aging, such as slow walking and decreased function.READ MORE: Service Dog Stolen From New Hampshire Walmart, Police Say
Resistance training, in particular, can preserve muscle strength and endurance, if started at a younger age.READ MORE: Luis Santiago Charged In Dorchester Hit And Run That Left 11-Year-Old Francis Nedwell Seriously Hurt
Many women said they stay active by doing light housekeeping or light gardening, and while that is better than nothing, it may not be enough to counteract the effects of aging on the body.MORE NEWS: Brockton High School Student Charged After Snapchat Post Prompts 'Stay In Place' Order
The researchers advise women to walk more and consult a physical therapist or trainer to learn about exercises that will build muscle strength and endurance.