Benefits of Resistance and Cardiovascular Training

Here are the benefits of strength training and cardiovascular training to help inspire you to get moving if you’re not currently active and to reinforce what you’re doing if you are active!

Benefits of Resistance Training

  • Increases metabolic rate – helps burn Calories even when you are inactive
  • Enhances body composition and physical appearance – prevents muscle loss that often accompanies the aging process
  • Improves bone density (decreases the chances of osteoporosis)
  • Decreases injury risk
  • Increases physical capacity — increases size and strength of muscle fibers
  • Improves posture
  • Improves mood and self-esteem

Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise Training

  • Decreases body fat stores
  • Decreases clinical symptoms of anxiety, tension and depression
  • Helps reduce blood pressure
  • Helps prevent Type 2 diabetes
  • Increases HDL cholesterol
  • Decreases total cholesterol
  • Increases aerobic work capacity

Women, if you’d like to get active with other women, join my MeetUp group Get Out & Play!  Just create a free profile and join the group at http://www.meetup.com/Get-Out-Play/

Take good care of yourself – you deserve to be the best you can be!

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