1. Decreases the risk of heart attack and stroke, lowers blood pressure, and improves glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity.
2. Has positive influence on bone density, helping prevent osteoporosis in aging adults.
3. Improves body composition by reducing belly fat and building lean body mass.
4. Improves mental health. Regular strength work can have a positive influence on reducing feelings associated with anxiety, depression, and chronic fatigue.
Aerobic exercise is very important, but don't forget to get in the Resistance Training! As adults, we are losing 1/2 to 1 pound of muscle per year if we are not doing some type of strength training. If free weights are something you're having problems getting into, Healthy Inspirations has simple and very effective Hydraulic Strength Machines. Come in for a Free One Week Trial.