Strength training can be intimidating, because there are a lot of stereotypes and preconceived notions surrounding that type of exercise. Some people think strength training requires bench pressing heavy weights, or participating in competitions, but that doesn’t have to be the case. That is just one type of strength training.
Strength training can be as simple as participating in a group exercise class that uses barbells, kettlebells, or medicine balls. There are easy ways to incorporate strength training into your everyday workouts. Here are a few reasons why you should:
It protects bone health and muscle mass
After puberty, your bone density and muscle mass begins to decrease by 1% each year. You can prevent this by incorporating strength exercises into your daily routine. You’ll thank us as you get older.
It keeps the weight off
If one of your wellness goals is to lose weight, strength training is a great way to do that. It’s burns calories and boost metabolism while building healthy, lean muscle mass!
It makes you fit
This may go without saying, but by strengthening your muscles, you are increasing your overall fitness. It can define your muscles while strengthening them.
It plays a role in disease prevention
After beginning strength training, you can decrease your likelihood to suffer from arthritis, diabetes, and other bone density issues. It can also help alleviate pain from certain diseases. Luckily, we have certified and knowledgeable personal trainers who can help you reach your fitness goals!
It improves your overall mood
Exercise releases endorphin that can act as an anti-depressant and lead to improved sleep patterns.
It eases the aging process
If this isn’t enough of a reason to start strength training, I don’t know what is! Strength training can increase flexibility and balance which can help with fall prevention in the future, as well as maintaining posture and increasing bone density. This is the key to staying young!