Big Muscles? Ick! 8 Reasons Why You Should Care About Developing Stronger Muscles
(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 31, 2013 ) Missoula, Montana -- WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT STRENGTH TRAINING?
Lots of women do not want to start lifting weights because they think they might end up with huge muscles and unwelcome weight gain. Tracy Hart-Woods, Vice President for Client Happiness at Fitter Den, a company specializing in fitness and health products (Bear Bands resistance loops) poo-poos this fear as short-term thinking. "The problem with this theory is that the majority of folks don't get that Strength training and muscle development will enable their body to ward off some of the expected symptoms of aging, including the loss of strength due to a loss of muscle, and bone mass. If you really do want to look good for the long-term, though it may not be convenient, you can't ignore strength training today, tomorrow and really, for the rest of your life."
According to specialists, as an adult, you will likely lose half a pound to a pound of muscle each year, which will lower your metabolism, producing a cycle of weight gain, more inactivity resulting in even more health concerns due to weight problems, loss of muscle, bone mass and ultimately basic strength we require to do everyday tasks, like climb stairs or change a light bulb.
8 Reasons That You Should Care About Developing Stronger Muscles
Builds Muscle (Obviously): Because adults can lose half a pound to a pound a year of muscle, strength training will help to combat loss of muscle, rebuilding and strengthening your body.
Strengthens Bones: Strength training decreases your risk of osteoporosis. As we age and become less active, bone density is impacted. This can lead to brittle bones that are more easily broken.
Lowers Blood Pressure: Strength training will strengthen many of your body's systems and especially the heart. This can prevent high blood pressure and risk of heart attack.
Increases Caloric Burn: More muscle means a higher metabolism. Higher metabolism means more calories burnt during activity and rest. Naturally a higher calorie burn means improved weight loss.
Improves Your Everyday Performance: Every day your body performs a multitude of tasks for you. From throwing a ball for your dog to fetch, to reaching to get a box from the top shelf in your closet, to changing a tire, to making love to your spouse, the stronger your muscles are, the easier it is to perform any task.
Keeps You From Falling: Strong muscles allow you to maintain your balance, allowing you to more easily get up from your chair, walk down the stairs, or bend over to pick up the newspaper from the front porch, decreasing your likelihood of injury from falls.
Reduces Back and Leg Pain: Strength training will make all of the muscles in your core stronger, which will significantly decrease your back and leg pain.
General Reduction in Disease: A stronger body will improve your resistance to disease. Not only will you be less likely to catch whatever bug is wandering through the community giving everyone the sniffles and fever, but improved muscle strength will also save you from everything from arthritis and heart disease, to depression, diabetes, obesity, dementia, osteoporosis and many, many other diseases. Studies have shown that even those women who are in their 80's and 90's and use a wheelchair or a walker can benefit from muscle building with light strength training.
Since strength training is so vital to our lasting health, wellness, and day-to-day performance and efficiency, how can an inactive person or somebody who has not actively done any strength training begin without the specialized skills and techniques that weightlifting entails? It can be intimidating.
The answer is simply small steps: Begin slowly ... Find something you can do that is simple to do, mobile enough to go anywhere you go, affordable, and easy enough to learn to do. Bear Bands resistance loops fulfill every one of these requirements, and are a great addition to anybody's everyday regimen to enhance their overall health and wellness levels. Just Start. You'll look great. And feel even better.
About Fitter Den
Fitter Den is a sports, fitness and health company devoted to providing portable, simple-to-use fitness tools like resistance bands and massage balls to enhance strength, flexibility, comfort and mobility for young and old alike.
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