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Being Strong for the Future

What's your long-term fitness plan? Retirement planners often tell people to plan to reach their 90s, says WebMD guest expert Henry S. Lodge, MD. You may be ready financially, but have you invested enough in your health?

Lodge says if you become weak as you age, you'll likely end up in a nursing home or at least unable to do many things. That's why he suggests doing weight training at the gym a couple days a week. It might be hard at first, but it's worth it. It's a great trade-off for decades of independence.

How do you prepare your body for the future? Do you do strength training?

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