Strength training from AARP

 The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has adapted 2 exercise routines from Strength Training Past 50 by Wayne L. Westcott and Thomas R. Baechle (Human Kinetics, 2007).

The first uses free-weights, while the other uses an exercise machine.

The picture captions are well written. Read them carefully before starting and to check yourself during the routine.

The bottom line?
According to AARP, “Strength training has been shown to decrease insulin resistance, decrease resting blood pressure, reduce arthritis pain, even improve memory.”

Tell your doctor before you start.

1/2/09 21:21 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.