Stay Strong to Increase Longevity

From a study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Stay Strong to Increase Longevity

Researchers from China and Indiana University analyzed data from 4,449 adults in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that older people with low muscle strength had more than twice the risk of dying during the study than those with normal muscle strength.

The association between low muscle strength and overall risk of death was compared, and it was found that all-cause mortality was significantly higher among individuals with low muscle strength regardless of metabolic syndrome (increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels), muscle mass, sedentary time or leisure-time physical activity.

The purpose of The Workout Garage’s super-slow training is to build and maintain muscle strength.