Do you have strength insurance? If you just thought "what the heck is that??", keep reading... You see strength isn't just about bragging rights in the gym or cool videos on social media. Training for strength has many benefits to our everyday lives, in fact its impact is so great I absolutely think of strength as a necessity for every human being. The stronger you are the more resilient you are, which means your likelihood of developing non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, most cancers, osteoarthritis, etc., are drastically reduced. Not only that, but it helps reduce the amount of muscle mass that's lost as you age, which means your chances of suffering from a fall or sustaining an injury in your everyday life are also drastically reduced, even at an advanced age! The effects of strength training can also reduce and improve symptoms from debilitating arthritis and chronic pain. Getting stronger is a skill that can be developed over time. Strength gives us more stability which is important when facing unexpected challenges. Put simply, the more prepared we are for the current (and future!) challenges of our everyday lives, the less likely we are to experience chronic pain and injury. So now you understand the risks of not being strong and resilient, how prepared are you? The CDC, American Heart Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine all recommend moderate intensity resistance training at least 2 times per week. Moderate intensity means that it shouldn't be the same 10 pound dumbbells lifted week after week! You need to challenge yourself and safely and incrementally add load over time. The load and intensity used should build you up, not break you down. Meaning spending hours in the gym grinding heavy weight with a "no pain, no gain" mentality is also unnecessary. When building strength programs for clients my goal is to always find the "sweet spot" in their training, where we're able to adapt to increased loads without experiencing an increase in pain or excess fatigue. This means training smarter, not harder, with exercises that suit your specific body type, needs, and fitness experience! Long story short, the more strength you have, the more resilient and healthy you will be at any age or stage of life. Strength solves a lot of problems, but more importantly it also prevents a lot of problems. The best way you can insure yourself against future injuries or health issues is to get stronger, starting today. It's the best health insurance you can have.
If you're looking to start a strength training program and. need some guidance on how to get started shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to help!
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