Strength Training has been shown to reduce the risk of falling by 40%...
 
It takes more energy (calories) for your body to use and maintain muscle cells than it does fat cells. So by simply Strength Training you can add more muscle mass, therefore boosting your metabolism and turning your body into a more efficient calorie-burning machine…
 
Strength Training, have been shown to release endorphins, which make you feel both mentally and physically good...
 
Muscle naturally decreases with age. After about age 30, adults can lose up to 2 percent muscle mass per year. Some studies have even shown that right after puberty, a person begins to lose 1 percent of their bone and muscle strength. Strength Training assists in not only adding muscle mass to your body, but helps replace the muscle lost that would have caused an increase in body fat…
 
“One of the best ways to stop, prevent, and even reverse bone and muscle loss is to add Strength Training to your workouts.” Troy Tuttle, MS
 
The American Heart Association recommends Strength Training as the top way to keep your heart healthy...
 
Research conducted in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University has shown that Strength Training can lower blood pressure by as much as 20%...
 
Strength Training has been shown to reduce the risk of Osteoporosis. Strength Training increases bone density and helps reduce the risk for osteoporosis…
 
 “Although aerobic workouts like walking or running are important, they can’t take the place of Strength Training when it comes to building and preserving muscle.” Edward Laskowski, M.D
 
Strength Training helps improve the way the body processes sugar…
 
Strength Training improves heart health by controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which play a role in diabetes management...
 
Strength Training helps maintain flexibility and balance, while additional muscle protects your joints from injury…

Strength Training adds muscle which in turn increases your metabolism… When you begin to focus on cutting calories through smaller portion sizes of food and start exercising at least 4 times a week, your body has to then pull energy from not only fat, but sometimes muscle…By  combining Strength Training you are helping to build and maintain muscle mass even though you are losing weight…This is one of the reasons why you may not see a significant change in your weight when stepping on that scale, but see the change in body fat reduction and your clothes beginning to feel a lot looser…Basically, keeping or adding muscle while decreasing body fat and weight, will assist your body by pulling more energy from your fat stores to keep you energized, therefore preserving much needed muscle stores…
 
Strength Training improves your posture by improving your range of motion, coordination, and muscle strength...I have worked with people that have actually got taller after a year of working with Strength and Flexibility Training...
 
Strength Training makes everyday chores easier due to the functional strength from increased stamina…

“Using runner-specific strength exercises will increase structural/fitness – the ability of your bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles to withstand the impact of running.” Jason Fitzgerald…So for marathoners, that means at least three Strength Training workouts every week…

A study from Penn State University found that, on average, people who Strength Train lose six more pounds of fat than those who don't...

Strength Training in younger people has been known to boost self-confidence and improve their body image…

Strength Training provides those nicely toned muscles that most really want to accomplish. But, the benefits of Strength Training go way beyond a beautiful body shape. Strength Training improves your balance and coordination, reducing your risk of falling by as much as 40 percent.  A crucial benefit especially as we get older…

Strength Training can help post-menopausal women increase their bone density and reduce the risk of bone fractures,,,

“Strength Training can help people with rheumatoid arthritis function better and reduce soreness, stiffness and pain.”Donna Rae Siegfrid. Benefits increase as muscle strength increases. 
 



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