Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone
You're never too old to start a strength training program. Strength training is just what your body needs to fight the loss of muscle, bone mass and strength that comes with age.
Everyone, no matter how young or old, should be doing some kind of regular resistance training.
Even If you’ve never participated in a strength training program, here are some very important reasons why gaining muscle will make a difference in the quality of your life:
The stronger your muscles, the easier it is to get groceries out of the car, get a package off of the top cabinet shelf, push the lawnmower…..the list goes on and on!
The stronger and more resilient your muscles, the more your balance is sturdier. This will help keep you safe in your daily activities and decreases the risk of falls or accidents.
Adults lose between five and seven pounds of muscle every decade after age 20. Strength training will help prevent this muscle loss, and rebuild what you may have lost.
Inactivity and aging can lead to a decrease in bone density, leading to brittleness. Studies have shown that consistent strength training can increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis.
Strength training can be beneficial for the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure by strengthening the heart, allowing it to beat more efficiently.
Time spent on strength training can literally help you turn back the clock and feel younger each day.
More importantly, Strength training increases the body's metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories throughout the day. This aids significantly in long term weight loss. More muscle equals less fat. this change of body composition is vital to stay lean. Active muscle burns 10 to 15 times more calories than fat, ensuring that you'll keep you keep igniting those calories even while you rest.
No matter what your age, you have a lot to gain from regular strength training.