Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Strength Training

If you are currently in a strength training program, good for you.  You are investing in your future just as if you were putting money away in a retirement account.  If you are not in a strength training program, consider doing so using some of the suggestions I have made this month with the first one being to get help!  The benefits of using some resistance in life has been documented many times.  Strength training has been shown to increase bone density. Don't wait until you have a fracture to start. It can help to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Strength training can reduce resting blood pressure and is better than any pill. It has been shown to increase lower back strength and help to reduce pain. Just today I had a gentleman tell me that he thinks his back is getting stronger. Strength training can make you stronger. The list of advantages goes on and on.  If you are getting older, you should give it a try.  If you are not getting older...well prepare thyself for the life to come and I hope you won't meet any resistance there.  If you are looking for a book that might help you through the maize at the gym consider "Strength Training Past 50" by Wayne L. Wescott and Thomas R. Baechie.