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Aging Well with Strength Training

CNN reports on the benefits of strength training as you age in an interview with John P. DiFiori, MD, FACSM, chief of Primary Sports Medicine at HSS and director of Sports Medicine for the NBA, as part of their Staying Well series.

“Most studies would say that we reach our peak muscle mass around age 30 to 40. Then there is a very slow decline until you hit about age sixty. Once we hit age sixty, there is a steeper decline of about one percent per year. Strength training can mitigate that. You can get stronger almost no matter how old you are," said Dr. DiFiori.

This segment aired on broadcast on April 1 and 2 and is available at cnn.com.