When it comes to health and wellbeing in older age, over-60s are repeatedly being told to introduce regular exercise to their daily routine. From weight loss to boosting the immune system and even reducing the risk of chronic diseases, exercise has an array of benefits for our health.
One type of exercise that is particularly pertinent for over-60s to maintain strong bones and healthy muscles and tendons is weight-bearing training.
In simple terms, weight-bearing training is strength or resistance exercise that forces your weight to bear down towards the ground. We do many simple weight-bearing exercises every day, such as walking, but for training purposes we can increase the difficulty by adding weights, resistance and repetition.