From this Science Daily Muscular Heart Failure Patients May Have a Better Chance at Survival, Study Suggests:
“University of Alberta research has discovered heart failure patients with more muscle have the potential to increase their length of life.”
I would also suggest that even those who did not experience heart failure and have more muscle will have greater potential to increase their length of life. As this blog is fond of saying people are not generally put in nursing homes forbeing out of breath; it is more likely they are too weak to handle day-to-day activities or their weakness make them prone to failing and injury.
It is never too late to increase strength and muscle. Our oldest client at Personal Training Austin TX is 92 years old. Our oldest client at New Orleans Fitness Trainers was 91 years. old. Increasing strength will reverse more of the bio-markers of aging than any other form of exercise.