How do women and men gain
so much body fat?
we age we become less active, we lose muscle, and we gain
fat weight. Since losing weight is a top goal, here's a
reminder of the wonderful benefits of pumping iron. Starting
a strength training program can be a major step against the
battle of the bulge!
Regular strength training 2-3x per week has many different
benefits from aerobic training (keep up that walking!). This
week we focus on the anti-aging benefits of strength
training to keep and/or add muscle.
of us lead very busy lives, and we may feel we don't have
the time to devote to strength training. I suggest that we
need to make the time.
strength training will :
our muscles more shape and help us to reshape
our skin tighter ( ever notice how weight loss without
toning leads to a loss of elasticity?)
us to keep our functional strength for our daily
activities and sports
relieve arthritic symptoms by strengthening supporting
muscles that surrounds our joints
lower back pain
raise our metabolic rate (so we can eat a little more
and maintain our weight a little easier)
our circulation. Yes, strength training our lower body
helps the blood to return to our hearts ( strong leg
muscles contract during movement helping to push blood
flow back to the heart)
also suggest that strength training is helpful to
lowering blood pressure too.
are just some of the important benefits to consistent
American Institute for Cancer Research also recommends that
we keep our weight gain during adulthood to under 11 pounds
to lower cancer risk. This is why they have added strength
training to their recommendations.
So, one of my motto's I try to live by on a regular basis is
" I don't find the time, I make the time".
Exercise, both cardiovascular and weight training, are
important lifestyle habits. Pump any iron recently?