Strength Training Facts You Want to Know

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iGnite corporate wellness program members — getting stronger every week!

by Kathleen Parker

by Kathleen Parker

In case you are struggling with your motivation to exercise, and specifically to add strength training to your workout, here are a few facts you will want to know:

  1. For every pound of muscle you gain, your body burns 50 extra calories every day of the week!
  2. Strong muscles, tendons and ligaments are much more capable of withstanding stress, and improved flexibility gained by strength training also reduces the likelihood of pulled muscles and back pain.
  3. Resistance Exercise can reduce bone deterioration and build bone mass, preventing Osteoporosis at any age!
  4. Working your muscles inhibits the affects of sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass, strength and function. After the age of 30 there is a loss of 3 – 5% of muscle mass per decade, making day to day tasks gradually harder to perform and slowing down metabolism.
  5. Strengthening your muscles has been proven to have a positive affect on insulin resistance, blood pressure, body fat and gastrointestinal transit time — all factors that are linked to illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
  6. Best of all, you feel healthier, have more confidence, have a more positive outlook on life and look better!

Yipee for a stronger, fitter, healthier and happier life!
Keep moving!

What do you think? Leave a comment & join the discussion

Join Kathleen each week at Cross Training, Total Body Strength & Toning and Cardio Core!

Click here to view the class schedule

Source:
John Litchfield, Weightlossresources.co.uk

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3 thoughts on “Strength Training Facts You Want to Know

    1. igniteyourlifeblog Post author

      Glad you like it like we do, Elaine! Kathleen is so knowledgeable about strength training and we’re all lucky to learn from her expertise! (: Hope you are having a happy weekend. -Landry

      Reply
  1. Pingback: 9 Reasons Why You Should Work Out Tomorrow…& the Next Day…& the Next… | the iGnite blog

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