Check out some of these stats…
Just 10 weeks of strength training (for as little as TWICE a week!) can boost your resting metabolism by 7%!! That’s because adults who don’t exercise lose between 3 percent and 9 percent of muscle mass each decade – which, in turn lowers their metabolism and boosts their fat mass. Lifting weights helps build muscle.
When it comes to long-term health, strength training can also help people better manage type 2 diabetes by cutting down on the fat around your organs and improving insulin sensitivity.
In addition, strength training has been shown to reduce resting blood pressure, cut LDL (lousy) cholesterol level and triglycerides, and boost HDL (healthy) cholesterol.
Plus, it can help prevent bone loss and has been shown to reduce age-related issues with skeletal muscle.
Not only that but strength training can help you move better, improve your coordination, speed up your walking AND thinking pace, and improve your self esteem.
What’s not to love about that? This week we are going to get serious about strength training.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to complete TWO total-body strength-training workouts on non-consecutive days (best choice if you haven’t been doing any weight-training!).
If you’re already used to strength training, do 3 to 4 workouts, making sure to hit all your major muscle groups at least once during the week.