Yoga With Weights for Healthy Aging

By
Erin Bourne, RYT500, YACEP
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As the birthdays roll by, from your early 30s, your muscles start to lose strength and mass. In general, it is a loss of just under one percent per year until your 60s, when the loss accelerates a little quicker for women. The percentage may not sound like a big deal, but by the time you’re 80, that could mean up to 50 percent of your total muscle mass lost. Just in case that’s not enough to convince you to try yoga with weights, let’s look at why muscle mass and strength are important.

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