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Why You Need More Than Cardio

Strength Training

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  • Cardio exercises alone are not enough to truly optimize your health. it is helpful to incorporate a form of strength training into your exercise regimen.
  • The surest way to build and maintain more muscle mass as you age is through strength training. Working your muscles is also key to firing up your metabolism.
  • Your muscles follow the ‘use it or lose it’ principle and profoundly impacts how many calories your body burns, how efficient you are at exercise, and how well your body will make it through the aging process.
  • There are easy ways to add strength training into your life without feeling like you have to force yourself at the gym to hoist the kind of barbells that professional weight lifters do.

By Chris Freytag

If you are doing any form of exercise regularly, you are ahead of the pack, making a huge investment in your health guaranteed to produce sizable returns. A recent Gallup Poll indicated that only 14 percent of Americans exercise regularly.


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