When people think about weight loss & exercising for health, they typically think of cardio. Running, walking, etc., which is all fine and good, but we NEED to talk about strength training.
the obvious one - it makes you stronger which can help you with normal daily tasks and improve your athletic performance
helps you burn calories more efficiently - the more muscle mass you have, the more efficient your metabolism is even when you're in a resting state
less likely to get injured - it helps you become stronger, improve your range of motion and your mobility so you're less likely to get injured during everyday activities
It's good for your heart - it strengthens your heart and bood vessels so it can help lower your blood pressure and improve blood circulation
boosts your self esteem - you overcome challenges, work towards a goal, and just appreciate your body's strength!
promotes better quality of life, especially as you age - you have better mental health, better physical functioning, and just improved general health and vitality!
Personally, it’s helped me with my RA by strengthening the muscles around my joints. Exercise also helps with your mood and energy levels. If you can invest in yourself and your wellness with strength training, you’ll see the improvements in your own life.
Okay, so that’s more than 6 reasons, but how many more do you need?! I’ll be offering personalized fitness plans soon so be sure to sign up for emails so you can be one of the first to get yours!