It’s hard to imagine that resistance training, or what is more commonly known as lifting weights, can have health benefits for you. But it is very true . The health benefits of resistance training goes well beyond the bulging biceps or the toned arms you might obtain.
With age comes the natural loss of muscle mass that does not have to occur. We can counter that loss by purposefully exercising the muscle. This will lead to a maintenance and possible increase in muscle mass. The important thing to know is that this can occur at any age. That’s right, you can receive the health benefits of resistance training if you are in your 30’s, 40,’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s.
In particular, resistance training can help manage healthy weight, increase bone density, Increase your stamina and reduce signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions.
Did you know that resistance training positively helps with chronic conditions such as:
– back pain
– and heart disease?
These are all health benefits of resistance training.
As the Director of Patient Wellness at Heart of Arizona, I have identified one of the common threads that enhances quality-of-life. That common thread is a healthy muscle mass. At Heart of Arizona, we measure muscle mass on every patient so we can help you receive the benefits of resistance training.
So whether you think you can or not, if you could have a better quality of life through increased muscle mass would you want it? It’s hard to say no…But don’t think you have to join a gym or sign up for an early-morning boot camp. Their are many ways to achieve the health benefits of Resistance Training. I highly recommend using exercise bands. This inexpensive piece of equipment can be used in any room of your house or place of business or even taken with you when you travel.
As an expert in the field I have personally investigated a number of these types of products and would be happy to discuss them with you. Just contact our office or email me at [email protected]