Finding strength

I have to admit, its been awhile since I have done any kind of strength training or resistance exercise. I prefer the rush of cardio, and the adrenaline that accompanies it, or the simple calmness of yoga. Those are my exercise staples. But I seemed to have plateaued in my fitness, so I have decided to change it up and add some strength training. So yesterday I found this great set from Move, nourish believe that looked simple enough. Needless to say, I am incredibly sore today. I know its worth it however, so I scoured the Internet for the benefits of strength training!

8 reasons strength training is awesome!

1. Strength training protects muscle and bone

2. Strength training makes you stronger and fitter

3. Strength training helps to maintain flexibility and balance, which is especially important as you age

4. Strength training helps with weight management: increased muscle to fat ratio-as you increase muscle your body burns more energy while at rest

5. Prevention and control of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, back pain, depression and obesity

6. Strength training boosts energy levels and improves mood

7. Strength training gives an improved sense of well being and self-confidence

8. Strength training helps to achieve a better nights sleep

 
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