What new surprising physical feats have you performed in this stage of life? The method was developed by Willard Libby in the late 1940s and soon became a standard tool for archaeologists.Of course it’s true that most 60 year old women aren’t going to run a 3-minute mile or lift 100 pound weights, but recent research suggests that older adults can continue to stay stronger and healthier with regular exercise, especially strength training. A recent article in the New York Times, says that after age 40, people typically lose 8 percent or more of their muscle mass every ten years, but losing strength as we get older is not inevitable.In fact, it was observed that competitive cyclists and swimmers in their 70s and 80s were about as strong as they were in their 60s.
Getting stronger now in your 60’s can help you live a longer, healthier life.
Additional complications come from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and from the above-ground nuclear tests done in the 1950s and 1960s.
Because the time it takes to convert biological materials to fossil fuels is substantially longer than the time it takes for its in the atmosphere, which attained a maximum in 1963 of almost twice what it had been before the testing began.
If you have been sedentary for a while and want to start an exercise routine, just start slow.
Talk to your doctor before making big changes in your physical activity level.
Even with decreasing muscle strength in the legs, the process of losing muscle can be slowed or halted with good exercise and strength training. Vonda Wright, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, was involved with conducting the study, and was quoted as saying, “People don’t have to lose muscle mass and function as they grow older.