Older and stronger: Progressive resistance training can build muscle and increase strength as we age. Research reveals that not only can we fight the battle of strength and muscle loss as we age, we can even build muscle and strength well into our golden years.
Exercises you can do using your own body weight include standing up out of a chair, modified push-ups, lying hip bridges, as well as non-traditional exercises that progress through a full range of motion, such as Thai chi or Pilates and Yoga. Resistance exercise is a great way to increase lean muscle tissue and strength capacity so that people can function more readily in daily life.
Source University of Michigan Health System