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From the staff of CSPI's Nutrition Action Healthletter.
You know that lifting weights regularly is important to maintaining our strength and independence as we grow older. But the thought of lifting a heavy load with our arms or our legs again and again is not very appealing to a lot of people. Little wonder that you hear people groaning in the gym. Plus, for some of us, our joints may protest at the strain.
Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, have discovered a new way of doing weight training that many people will find easier to tolerate and which may produce the same benefits as the traditional method.