Time to get your Resistance Training On
Strength training is a key component of overall health and fitness, and it provides an important balance to aerobic workouts. Muscle mass diminishes with age. You can counteract this loss through strength training. The percentage of fat on your body increases as you get older if you don’t do anything to replace the muscle you lose. Strength training helps preserve and enhance your muscle mass, regardless of your age. A regular strength training program helps you increase lean body mass and burn calories more efficiently, which can result in healthy weight loss. Because of hormonal changes that women experience as they get older, they naturally lose bone density, putting them at increased risk for developing osteoporosis. Routinely adding resistance training slows bone deterioration and can help your bones grow stronger, help you maintain strength, and reduce your chance of developing, or slow the effects of osteoporosis.
There are many ways apart from lifting weights to get resistance training in, and we cover these in our classes.