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Judith Kahn started running at age 40 but was derailed by a stroke in her late 50s and suffers from congestive heart failure.

Ohsu sports medicine specialist offers tips for resistance exercise and strength training as we age

Physical inactivity is a major health concern that contributes to some of our nation’s leading causes of death, including heart disease and stroke. It also increases risk for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Fortunately, there is something we can do about this.

Fay Horak was studying physical therapy at the University of Wisconsin when her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died suddenly at the age of 42. Horak still had three younger brothers at home and would come home every weekend to help her father with laundry, cleaning and meal preparation for the week.