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Getting a start on growing stronger

Building strength and power is key to healthy aging, both physically and mentally. It may be easier than you think. We probably donít need to remind you that your body changes with age. Age-related muscle loss begins at around age 35 and progresses slowly ó at about 1% per year. But after about age 60, muscle loses mass more rapidly, so that adults who donít do regular strength training may lose 4…

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