Harvard Health Letter

5 tips to build muscle strength

Proper sleep, balanced diet, and strengthening exercises can boost endurance and ensure independence.

Muscle building isn't just for those who are into fitness as a hobby. Muscle strength is crucial for good health, especially as we age. "Muscle strength is important to help reduce injuries, most notably falls," says Ashley Wiater, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Your muscles will get resistance in a variety of positions when you use a resistance band.

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