I think weights are very effective and I'm currently using them to strengthen my body as its not going to there with cardio alone. As with many things though, start off small and build up and if you don't know what you're doing ask for help...it's very easy to hurt yourself if you're lifting above what your body can take.
For me.. just going for 4-mile walks carrying and shifting my weight from one leg to the other as I shuffle along kicks out the need for weights :) Yet at times I do carry a pair of hand grippers as I go for walks.
I did when I was younger and have been reading up and I think resistance training is important later in life as well.
Studies show that weight bearing exercise is good for bone density and the prevention of osteoporosis
Yes I have been lifting weights as part of my regular fitness regime. It is important to maintain bone density as you get older. Always start light and increase slowly but get advice from a professional in the beginning to avoid injury. It also helps to keep you toned! 😊
yes, I keep a set of smaller weights in my lounge room. I use them whenever I remember BUT if ever I feel cold, I just do, say 15 minutes and this really warms me up. So not only to increase muscle tone but also to save electricity for heating,