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Those wonderful lines that slowly appear giving our faces the distinguished, “I’m 40 plus,” look. Skin starting to lose elasticity, joints that are more susceptible to injury and the predisposition for storing fat easier are just a few of the wonderful benefits that come along with the aging process. Due to this ever-changing process and being more susceptible to injury, we definitely need to know which aspects of exercise are going to be more beneficial for us as we age.

There is no doubt aerobic exercise is important for overall health. We don't want to diminish its significance. However, if you want to get into the best shape of your life, weightlifting is more important than cardio. As we age, it is often not our aerobic health that causes us to become debilitated. It is the loss of muscle mass and bone density that causes issues as we get older. Only weightlifting will build muscle and increase bone density.

Are you one of those people who avoids the weight room? Surprisingly, many seem to think that the weightlifting room is only for body builders. But that's not the case at all! There are many benefits to adding weight training to your workout program. Here are the top eleven benefits to weightlifting, that'll make you want to hit the weight room the next time you're at the gym.

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