We all know the aesthetic benefits of strength training. But do we really consider the long term health benefits of strength training. In our youths, we all wanted large and/or toned muscles. Why?
Often times it is to feed our own vanity. Or to impress others. However, as we age we start to look past the aesthetics and look at the real benefits to strength training.
Many of our clients start and stay with us because they see the value strength training.
As we age we start to ask ourselves, what are the Health Benefits of Strength Training?
- Reduced Stress Levels – Many studies have shown that regular exercise helps with not only sleep quality but also sleep quantity. It allows us to fall asleep quicker as well as obtain a deeper level of sleep which is critical for managing stress levels
- Helps with Cholesterol levels – Regular exercise coupled with strength training helps reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol).
- Reduces the risk of diabetes.
- Lowers our risk of high blood pressure.
- The risk of cardiovascular disease is reduced.
- Increases bone density and reduces or minimizes the risk of osteoporosis.
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Reduces the risk of breast cancer in women.
What to do next to achieve such Benefits of Strength Training?
This is where many of us can get lost. Many of us join a gym but then don’t know what to do when we are there. Some of us will spend hours scouring the internet to find a workout routine to follow. But is it realistic to do that every day? We believe the fastest route is working with a Personal Trainer.
Every aspect of your session is geared toward your goals. You don’t have to think when you are with a personal trainer. You just have to show up and get started!