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I believe everyone should strength train. Unfortunately a lot of people don’t. Maybe it is because the picture of big bulky muscles and heavy weights put a lot of people off.
However, strength training doesn’t necessary have to do with weights. Strength training can also be done with your own bodyweight. Or if you want a small weight and working out at home, use a water bottle for example. And you can do it at home, outdoors or at a gym. Things like yoga (the more dynamic forms) for example is great strength training as well as flexibility.
Strength training is something everyone benefits from and it is never too late to start! Or early. Regular strength training is a great way to gain better and to create sustainable health.
It seems to me that especially women tend to leave out strength training and focus on cardio. Although cardio workout is great for your overall health, you also need strength training. Here is why:
1 Develop strong bone. Strength training increases bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
2 Improves balance. With greater muscle strength you will also have better balance and thereby lower the risk of injury.
3 Reduce the risk of diabetes. Strength training may improve the way the body processes sugar. This may then reduce the risk of diabetes.
4 Reduce stress and help fight depression. Strength training can reduces stress and it is also shown that people who strength train often feel more confident which helps fighting depression.
5 Reduce risk of back pain. With a stronger back your posture will become better and the risk of back pains will be reduced.
6 Speed up metabolism. Strength training is actually just as important as cardio when wanting to speed up metabolism.
7 Reduce the risk of heart disease. Strength training can improve cardiovascular health in several ways. For example lowering “bad” cholesterol, increasing “good” cholesterol and lowering blood pressure. When cardio is added, these benefits are maximised.
8 Improves sleep.
9 Better focus. Regular strength training can help improve your ability to focus.
10 Better joint stability. Building stronger muscles also builds connective tissues. This helps joint stability, which means better stability overall.
Do you do regular strength training? Do you prefer to do it at home or in the gym?
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