As you get older, it’s more important than ever to take care of your health and stay active for as long as possible.
The great news is that you can maintain and even improve your physical condition with strength training. There are many reasons as to why strength training is so important to keep up with as you get older.
If you keep up with strength training as you age you will be able to keep up with doing things like daily chores, getting the groceries and even something as simple as taking a shower. These are all things that can mean a lot to people who worry about losing their independence.
People lose five to seven pounds of muscle every decade after they turn twenty. It is important to develop a proper strength training routine so you can avoid muscle loss and build lean muscle instead. And this is possible, even if you are quite a few years past forty or fifty and are only just getting started!
Get Rid of High Blood Pressure
If you develop and keep up with a proper strength training routine you have a good chance of reducing your blood pressure, as strength training makes the heart stronger and forces it to pump blood more efficiently. Blood pressure has a knock-on effect on many other areas of health, too.
More Calories Burned
Strength training will help you to be able to effectively burn more calories. This means that you will have much more success with shedding unwanted weight in the long term.
Some Tips for Starting a Strength Training Program:
No matter what age you happen to be, it’s never too late to incorporate strength training into your fitness routine – you just need to be willing to adapt it according to your specific circumstances, and get the OK from your doctor.
By helping to make sure that your body stays strong you will be helping to maintain your independence for many years to come.
Marc Ouellette is a Certified In-Home Personal Trainer, Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and Owner of Personal Training Alliance.
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