Top Reasons To Start Strength Training Over 50...
1. Adds years to your life, and life to your years!
People who exercise live longer. Exercise will not only increase the number of years you live, but the quality of those years as well.
2. Strengthens the bones!
Bone density is an issue past 50, especially for women. Although people with osteoarthritis may believe that exercise increases the risk of injury from broken bones, the truth is quite the opposite. Strength training will increase bone density, preventing falls.
3. Decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease!
Regular exercise conditions the heart lowering blood pressure and preventing blockages.
4. Decrease body fat and cholesterol!
Strength training, when combined with proper nutrition is an excellent way to manage your weight and body composition. Not only will it make you feel better, you will look better too.
5. Helps mental health!
Exercise has been proven to decrease stress and depression. Maintaining a regular exercise program reduce the risk of mental illness.
6. Improves sleep!
Strength training can improve uninterrupted sleep and help you achieve healthy REM sleep. Increasing your activity through out the day will improve your rest at night.
7. Its Fun and you meet new people!
Not only is exercise good for you, but is can be enjoyable and is a great way to meet new people.