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Strength Training - The Fountain of Youth



Strength training is one of the best things you can do for your health. We all know that it can help to tone and strengthen your body, but the benefits go WAY beyond the aesthetics.


Here are just a few of them:

  • It will increase your metabolism, which means that your body will burn more calories - even when you're resting;

  • It makes your body respond better to insulin and improves blood sugar levels;

  • It strengthens your bones by significantly increasing bone mineral density;

  • It could improve our brain health. It boosts neuromuscular development, which basically means that increases brain function. As we get older, many people suffer from brain disorders like Alzheimer's and Dementia. Doing regular strength training exercises could reduce chances of developing these disorders.

  • Strength training prevents injuries. Loss of muscle mass, especially as you’re getting older, is strongly related to mortality. If you maintain muscle as you age, your body will be stronger and more protected from falling, breaking bones, etc.


As you can see, most of the benefits that we get from strength training are especially important as we age, so you can pretty much see strength training as one of the best anti-aging practices you can do.


There are so many different forms of strength training you can choose from: body-weight exercises, free weights, barbells, resistance bands, kettle bells and so much more!


There are thousands of great tutorials on the internet, so have a look and see what works best for you.


And if you are a member of a gym, it’s a great idea to good to hire a personal trainer for a couple of sessions, just to show you how to properly do different exercises and avoid injuries.


xx Alma #thewellnessengineer


Resources:

https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/get-more-burn-from-your-workout#1

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190412085247.htm

https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/strength-training-diabetes

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/strength-training/art-20046670

https://www.bluezones.com/2018/03/science-says-older-adults-should-consider-strength-training/

https://thestrengthclinic.training/en/strength-training-can-reverse-aging/

https://www.self.com/story/10-strength-training-tips-for-beginners-that-will-make-your-workout-more-effective

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/andy-pilides/its-never-too-late-to-star_b_17896864.html

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