Oct 22 2012

Strength Training Resources

Published by at 1:52 pm under Health,Strength Training,Weight Control

Strength training is crucial to weight control, because individuals who have more muscle mass have a higher metabolic rate. Muscle is active tissue that consumes calories while stored fat uses very little energy. Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is enormously helpful for weight loss and long-term weight control.

Strength training also helps those with arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, back pain and even depression. Particlualry those over age forty need strength training two to three times per week . Here are two excellent resources you can use in your own home:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web page on strength training and

Strong Women  created by Miriam Nelson, PhD  of Tuft’s University and yes, men can use  both of these sites.

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