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Karen Kellogg works through her routine during a basic weight training class at Colorado Mountain College. Local colleges, gyms, fitness studios and programs such as Aging Well offer a range of opportunities helping older adults reap the many benefits of regular strength training.

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Aging Well: Strength exercise yields essential benefits

It’s a bright summer morning at Colorado Mountain College, and the campus weight room is bustling with activity. There, students in a basic weight training class — their ages ranging from 20 to 60 and older — go about their routines, pushing themselves toward stronger bodies and minds.

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