A recent issue of the Harvard Medical School newsletter HEALTHbeat contained tips you might want to use to maintain the health and vigor of the baby boomers in your workforce. As the article points out, the loss of physical strength that accompanies the aging process makes individuals more vulnerable to accidents and injuries, on or off the job.
“If you’ve never lifted weights in your life — and many people haven’t — why should you start now? The answer is simple: Muscle tissue, bone density, and strength all dwindle over the years,” according to the article. “So, too, does muscle power. These changes open the door to accidents and injuries that can compromise your ability to lead an independent, active life. Strength training is the most effective way to slow and possibly reverse much of this decline.