STRENGTH TRAINING: WHY EVERYONE NEEDS IT
Strength training is more than bulking up with heavy weights.
Here are 7 reasons why strength training is something everyone should do! (Did you already know about #5?)
"Duh, Amanda," you say. Yes, increased strength is one obvious benefit of strength training!
1. Increased Strength
Also pretty obvious, but did you know muscle mass decreases with age?
2. Increased Muscle Mass
Lift weights to slow down/reverse muscle loss!
Squats aren't bad for your knees - they can be GOOD for them... and your other joints too!
3. Joint Flexibility
Muscle growth actually burns more calories than cardio alone. So lift weights if your goal is fat loss!
4. Weight Loss
Not only does it help your muscles grow stronger, but your bones grow stronger too!
5. Increased Bone Density
Balance also declines as we age, but strength training can help!
6. Improved Balance
As with balance, muscle strength is needed to keep your body upright.
7. Improved Posture
A few other perks of strength training:
Chronic disease management
And of course - looking and feeling great!
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