Progressive resistance training helps older adults build muscle and increase their strength to function better in daily life, researchers say.

    A team at the University of Michigan Health System conducted a review of available evidence and concluded that an adult can add 2.42 pounds of lean muscle to their body mass and increase their overall strength by 25% to 30% after doing an average of 18 to 20 weeks of progressive resistance training.

    The findings were published recently in the American Journal of Medicine.

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