Healthy Aging – How Getting Strong Can Keep You Healthy

Most of us know that strength training (with free weights, weight machines, using own body weight or resistance bands) can help build and maintain muscle mass and strength. Increased presence of muscle tissue improves overall metabolic function, especially when at rest. This means that by increasing your lean body mass, through strength training, you can burn more calories per day than with aerobic exercise alone. Strength training will provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being including increased bone, muscle, tendon and ligament strength and toughness and reduced potential for injury.

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Over 50s – Don’t even think about Insanity or book your appointment at the physios now! Physios love Insanity it generates so much business for them…

Over 35s – Well how active have you been in the last 10 years before you launch into an intensive workout. See articles on the militarisation of fitness here:

“The fitness industry has been hijacked by workout zealots”

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