Whether you use free weights, machines, resistance bands or your own body weight, resistance training has multiple benefits for your health , both physical and mental. Not only is it great for aesthetic reasons, it also has many other advantages.
Did you know that weight training can help protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis related fractures?
As we age, our bones decrease in density, especially in post menopausal women.
Maintaining strong muscles through weight training, helps to keep your strength, balance and coordination. These are all critical elements in preventing falls, therefore reducing the risk of osteoporosis related fractures.
As our bodies age, we are prone to losing muscle mass, so weight training is an excellent way to increase lean muscle mass. As we increase our muscle mass, we in turn, increase our bone density.
Regardless of age and whether or not you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, regular strength training is beneficial to everyone.
Staying strong will help you to live a healthy and active life. By incorporating regular strength training into your exercise routine,you can reduce the risk of not only osteoporosis, but injury, falls, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, while increasing your strength, fitness and health.
There is a lot of misconception out there (especially with the ladies!) that if you lift weights you will become too “bulky”. This would take many years of structured training and a great amount of dedication. Generally it creates some muscle tone and a fit and healthy body.
So what are you waiting for? Lets get lifting!!!
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