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Strength training

Strength training

Playing and romping around with your grandchildren and mastering your everyday life - carrying shopping bags, performing minor repairs at home, going on excursions – all these require fitness, physical control and a good sense of balance. Many gyms offer special courses or training programmes for the 60+ age group – go and get some advice.

Strength training helps you to strengthen your muscles, so that they can better support the bone structure and relieve the load on your joints. For this, it is sufficient if you take about 15 minutes twice a week to train the six main muscle groups of the abdomen, back, front and back of the thighs, arms and shoulders by simply implementing your own body weight as training device, for example, by doing knee-bends and press-ups. You can also fill up normal plastic bottles with water or sand and use them as dumbbells. Optimal training times for older people: morning and afternoon.

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