Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thin May Not Be In/ Strength Train For Health

Most people who are thin look pretty healthy. You may think they look good but skinny can be flabby and unhealthy. The following are reasons to strength train in addition to just losing weight. #1 When you lift weights you feel stronger, younger and have increased energy. #2 You can eat more because of an improved metabolic rate. #3 With muscle strength you can do more on your own and be independent. #4 You increase bone density and have less chance of breaking something or getting hurt. #5 You decrease the chance of heart disease, strokes and high blood pressure. #6 With muscle strength comes joint health. As muscles get stronger your tendons and ligaments become more stable. You're only as healthy as your last bad move. As we age, simple movements can turn into nagging injuries. If we develop strength and stability, we can avoid lots of trips to the chiropractor or even the surgeon. If you've done nothing for a long time, you may have a few aches and pains when you start to strength train. This is the rule vs. the exception. Hang in there, its worth the effort. The little pains now or far better than the pains down the road that can really sideline you .

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