- Increase muscular strength and endurance
- Increase metabolism
- Reduce arthritic discomfort
- Increase bone density
- Raise HDL ('good cholesterol')
- Decrease blood pressure
- Enhanced joint flexibility
Physical inactivity leads to an average loss of 5-7 pounds of muscle per decade. Due to the loss of muscle, the metabolic rate will drop 2-5% per decade. Calories that were previously used for muscle energy are now put into fat storage, resulting in weight gain. A study on older adults (Campbell, 1994) showed that a 3 month basic strength training program resulted in the addition of 3 pounds of muscle and the loss of 4 pounds of fat, while eating 15% more calories!
Research conducted at Tufts University found that strength training can add bone density. Early on, it was that women might be able to slow their bone loss, but not increase bone density. This new study reveals that strength training at any age can actually add bone, not just slow its loss.
Strength training may be one of the best ways to get relief from arthritis. Strength training will help lubricate and nourish the joint as well as strengthen the muscles around the joint, providing greater support.
Strength training continues to show more benefits than any other form of physical activity. People of all ages and fitness levels can reap the health related benefits of strength training through our program. The best results will be attained by being consistent with your training and by following a structured nutritional program.
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