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Top 10 Reasons to Strength Train

Top 10 Reasons to Strength Train

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  • Strength training offers limitless benefits above and beyond muscle building, including weight loss, improved posture and improvements to back pain.
  • By age 60 you may lose one-third of your muscle mass, but strength training can reduce and even reverse this process.
  • The more you strength train, the more you will build your muscles, which will actually help you lose weight. A pound of muscle burns 10 times more calories than a pound of fat.
  • Strength training can help you reduce your risk of heart disease -- it helps you lose visceral fat, the most dangerous type of fat when it comes to cardiovascular health.

By Kathy Smith

Strength training is an integral part of a well-rounded exercise program, and is recommended for all ages, including kids and seniors.

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