According to a recent study of resistance exercise for the elderly in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (IJSNEM), it was found that older people respond well to strength training. Even those in their eighties and nineties who had never lifted weights showed great improvement after starting a programme.

This is why I’m keen to improve my health in 2024. Whilst I’m in my forties, I can prepare my body for a healthier future after some reality checks with family in December.

I currently walk over 3km daily with but I want to focus on strength and posture as well. The new job in Milton Keynes has access to a free gym so I can compliment the cardio with strength training there.

World Health Organisation guidelines state that all adults should be doing muscle-strengthening exercises two or three days a week, as well as 150 minutes of aerobic exercise. Let’s use it.