WHY WE NEED WEIGHT TRAINING

WHY WE NEED WEIGHT TRAINING

As we age a certain amount of degeneration will occur within our bodies. Two of the most common symptoms associated with aging are muscle and bone loss. While this may seem harmless, they can actually lead to further conditions such as osteoporosis, poor posture, injuries, muscle and joint pain and loss of balance.

Weight training can help to increase bone density and muscle strength in people of any age, but it is particularly important in adults 50+. Weight training also helps to stabilize the immune system. Older adults who weight train have higher numbers of proteins and metabolites, which can help to improve recovery after major traumas, such as surgery.

Your aim is to build a good blend of strength, muscle and endurance. You need to weight train two to three times per week, on non-consecutive days. All muscle groups should be touched during this time.

There are many benefits of weight, resistance training.  Some of them are:

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You will lose body fat

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You decrease your risk of osteoporosis (men can develop this also)

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Reduce your risk of injury, back pain and arthritis

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Reduce your risk of diabetes

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You will improve your attitude and fight depression

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You will gain strength without bulk if you are a woman

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You will be physically stronger

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Reduce your risk of heart disease

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You will improve your attitude and fight depression

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You are never too old to benefit

Remember, exercise is the key to healthy aging. We all need weight resistance training, cardio fitness, and a healthy nutritional lifestyle.
You are never too old.

Before joining The Fitness Center I questioned the value of strength training and nutrition in my running routine. I was amazed what I discovered. The professional trainers, state of the art equipment and nutritional meetings have improved quality of life.

Tom Russell

THE FITNESS CENTER     205-870-1121

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