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Give yourself a lift

May 01, 2020

A simple exercise called the deadlift helps make everyday actions easier and safer.

b5939c03-ec79-4a2c-b3cd-3aa39e675191Research shows that weight lifting is good medicine for healthy older adults. While there are many weight-lifting exercises, one move you should always include with your workouts is the deadlift.

The deadlift is a simple-looking movement. From a squatting position, you grab a weighted barbell and then stand while you lift the bar with straight arms. The barbell rises to about mid-thigh level. You hold for a second and return to the starting position.

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