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Preserving muscle strength and function and maintaining a healthy body composition are important objectives for older women.
Older women who did resistance band training showed significant improvements in functional fitness and in glucose, according to a study.
Losing muscle and gaining fat are expected for women over 40, but the right resistance training can positively affect body composition.
Light activity, like walking, shopping or gardening, can help avoid mobility loss or disability in older women, according to research.