What is it?
Strength training is much more simple than you think and does not need to involve expensive or fancy equipment.
Humans have more than 650 muscles which make up more than 40% of the body’s total weight. Our muscles control daily body functions, maintain posture and circulates blood. So get up, get out and get active to keep those muscles strong.
Why you should try strength training
The benefits of strength training include:
- Combats diseases such as obesity, arthritis and diabetes
- Strengthens bones, muscles and eases joint pain
- Improves balance and can reduce the risk of falls
Who is it for?
All ages and fitness levels can participate in strength training activities. Starting slow and adding a little more activity weekly is the best way to start any new plan.
Where to go
Great news, basic strength training activities can be done in your own home! Starting with some simple movements will not only get you feeling stronger, they will help you reach your activity goals.
Recreation facilities are good place to visit if you are looking for some more guidance and options. The professional, certified staff are there to help you become familiar with equipment and to feel confident in your ability to get active.
What you’ll need
Did you know that can get strength training with just your body weight? If you are looking for more of a challenge, you can incorporate some basic equipment such as resistance bands, dumbbells or weight machines.