Published: May 16, 2012 12:52 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. Although aerobic activities such as running, biking, and swimming are often considered your best method for weight loss, lifting weights is the key to your waistline , and your future! But don't blindly dash off to the gym just yet in your newfound quest to be the oldest living person.  You have to train intelligently; focusing on stability and mobility in the areas you need it most, and total body strength.   Here today to help us all understand how weightlifting can extend your life and protect your future well-being is Wink News Fitness Expert Mike Drumm.