Adding Resistance or strength training is very beneficial to your overal health. Specific weekly sessions set aside for weight training or attending a Boot camp or some type of strength class are great options to reep the benefits in your life.
Starting from the age of 25, the average person loses one pound of muscle per year. While muscle keeps decreasing, fat is gained on the other hand. What exercise you did at 24 is not enough when you get older at 30. You will find yourself gaining weight despite your exercise routine, in most cases.
But you can slow down that muscle-loss by weight training/strength training. It can replace muscle loss over the years. Age does not matter. Research indicates that senior citizens also are able to add muscle tissue at about the same rate as younger adults. You may even be able to gain muscle, depending on your initial fitness and how hard you work out. Remember to back it up with proper healthy nutrition and lifestyle. Strengthening your muscle will improve your metabolic rate too!( An extra bonus to help burn more calories) and keep you stronger, healthy, and full of energy!!
Coreen is a Personal Trainer and Lifestyle coach who loves to share Health and Wellenss information to help motivate others.