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Getting Stronger

Can I get stronger without going to the gym?

The idea of pumping iron at the gym can be intimidating, especially as we get older. But as we get older we tend to lose muscle, so doing resistance exercise to maintain it becomes even more important. So, is there a way to maintain our muscle without going to the gym?

In this video from the BBC Two 'Trust me I'm a Doctor' series, Michael Mosley demonstrates the simple home exercises proven to strengthen your muscles.

Click here to watch the video and read the accompanying article. You'll find more exercise hints and tips on this page too.

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