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7 Exercise Mistakes That Make You Look Older

Reader's Digest Logo By Juliana LaBianca of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 8: While cardio is a great habit to get into, strength training is what will tone your muscles and help you burn calories even when you're not working out. It's especially important for adults: One Abbott-AARP survey found that many Americans ages 50 and up lack adequate strength. 'While many of the adults in our survey reported exercising, cardio was really preferred. Only about a quarter of those people are actually lifting weights,' says Abbott's registered dietitian Tiffany Dewitt. 'Evidence has really shown that doing those exercises can help you maintain your muscle.' Maintaining your muscle, in turn, will keep you looking young. These simple activities will prevent age-related muscle loss.

Update your exercise regime to turn back the clock. Click through this slide show to see how.

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