Fitness Solutions is a locally owned, Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment store, serving residential and commercial customers for over 30 years. They have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. They are there every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen. In their latest Trusted Saskatoon fitness tip, they discuss six incredible benefits of strength training.
The days are gone of strength training is only for professional athletes and bodybuilders. Strength training is for everyone! The benefits of strength training are undeniable, and lifting on the regular contributes to overall physical, mental, and emotional health.
Here are 6 incredible health benefits of strength training:
1. Strong Muscles
Strength training involves working your muscles against resistance (weights), which stimulates them to become stronger. As you train, your body becomes stronger and stronger which increases endurance and improves muscle efficiency.
2. Healthy Body Fat Levels
Strength training is more effective at regulating body fat than cardio. This is due to the fact that strength training exercises trigger excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). This temporary metabolic boost occurs due to the extra oxygen that is required to cool down and repair muscles following intense strength training.
3. Mental & Emotional Health
Strength training increases levels of endorphins and endocannabinoids in the brain that can improve mental health. In addition, strength training supports brain health through increased levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
4. Balance & Stability
As a person ages, balance and stability become increasingly important. Strength training improves balance and stability because it forces movement at all different angles working both major muscle groups as well as smaller ones that may not otherwise be stimulated.
5. Improved Posture
Staying in one position all day such as seated at a computer causes torso muscles to weaken, leading to poor posture. Lifting weights strengthens the core, back, and shoulder muscles needed to improve posture.
6. Strong Bones
Strength training is important in maintaining bone mass and density. When you contract your muscles using force through strength training, it creates a force on the bone which helps them stay strong. Over time, bones become stronger in order to endure these forces they experience.
Fitness Solutions has all the strength training equipment you need to improve your overall quality of life.
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