Weight training is often thought of as a pastime for teens or the younger generation many older people might be intimidated from the thought of going to the gym and doing strength training. Strength training is important for men and women and is actually more significant when we get older. Strength training does not always mean lifting really heavy weights or going to gain huge muscles.
Here are Some Advantages you can get from Strength Training:
Keeping Your Bones Strong
We can naturally start to drop bone density from around the age of 35 forwards. When we reach our 50s and beyond, we have a growing risk of frail bones and osteoporosis. An illness that affects about three billion people in the UK! When women hit menopause, they lose the bone shielding effects of oestrogen. Weight exercise and particularly strength training can help prevent bone loss and may even increase bone density.
Reducing the Risk of Falls and Injury
We begin to lose muscle form and strength from our 30's forwards. We don’t only need decent muscle strength to pick up weighty objects we also need it to keep our body steady. Falls can have serious outcomes in older people even causing them to be placed into a care home at young age losing all independence. So, weight training and keeping our muscles and bones sturdy can help us live a longer life. Independence is an important thing to all of us, when you are reliant on other people to give you lifts or to give you physical support you can’t really make any more of your own decisions or live your life how you want to. Strength exercises can give you so many benefits.
Reduce Risks of Diabetes
Strength training has been found to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes too. This may be because muscle helps the body to take sugar out of the blood and store it. So decent muscle build means better blood sugar control.
Strength training and maintaining good muscle mass may help keep our brains and memory sharp as we get older to prevent against dementia. One study on 37 mature women found that 12 weeks of strength training 3 times a week enhanced their intellectual capacity by 19% compared to a group the same age that did not do the training.
It’s Taken 50 Years to Look this Fabulous!
Stay healthy, look healthy and eat healthy as well as strength training eating healthier will also increase your mobility and make you feel much better in yourself. Individuals who are overweight or obese can regulate their heaviness better due to the fact fitness activity increases their digestion. The pain related with stiffness or spine problems can lessen vividly as you increase your core strength. All of this by just picking up some weights! Who wouldn’t want to try it?
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Nick has been treating patients for over 9 years. He currently works in clinics in Duston and Milton Keynes.