Do you want to reduce body fat, increase muscle mass, and support your health? Then strength training should be part of your plan. Since muscle mass naturally decreases with age, if you do nothing, you will see an increase in body fat to replace the muscle you lose over time. Strength training helps preserve and build muscle mass at any age!
For many, lack of time is the biggest barrier to exercise. What if we tackle this by breaking exercise down into 10 minute blocks? Your body responds quickly to even small amounts of exercise, so 10 minutes really is enough to make a difference in your health!
Six health benefits of 10 minutes of strength training a day:
Strength: Increased muscle strength, power, endurance and size. You will be able to do everyday tasks like lifting, carrying and walking up stairs with greater ease.
Flexibility: By working the muscles through a full range of motion, weight training can improve your overall body flexibility. Increased flexibility reduces the risks of muscle pulls and back pain.
Decreased risk of Injury: Strong muscles, tendons, and ligaments are less likely to be injured. Increased bone density and strength reduces back and knee pain by building muscle around these areas.
Reduced Body Fat: Increasing muscle mass helps to boost your metabolism, so you will burn more calories at rest. With strength training, your overall weight may not change, but you will gain muscle and lose fat.
Improved Posture: The way you sit and stand are influenced by a network of neck, shoulder, back, hip, and abdominal muscles. Stronger muscles help you stand and sit straighter.
State of Mind: Weight training allows you to sleep better, i.e. fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper. In addition, clinical studies have shown that regular exercise is one of the best tools for effective stress management.