Research confirms that exercise is the best “preventive drug” for many common ailments and chronic diseases, from psychiatric disorders and pain to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
“Exercise strengthens the entire human machine — the heart, the brain, the blood vessels, the bones, the muscles. The most important thing you can do for your long-term health is lead an active life.” – Dr. Timothy Church, director of preventive medicine research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge
Strength training is often overlooked by many for a number of different reasons. Women may think they’ll bulk up too much, the elderly might worry about it being too strenuous or dangerous, and parents might think weight training is too risky for their children for these same reasons.
The truth is, nearly everyone, regardless of age or ability, will benefit from strength training. Working your muscles will help you shed excess fat, maintain healthy bone mass and prevent age-related muscle loss, the latter of which can start as early as your 30s if you do not actively counteract it.
To learn strength training exercises that are appropriate for your age and fitness level, contact Martha Schimmel at Elite Fitness Reno.
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“Why Strength Training Is so Important for Optimal Health.” Mercola.com, fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2017/06/30/strength-training-importance.aspx.