Running and walking for exercise? Don’t forget strength work!
With the new rules around exercise- many people have moved to running and walking, which is great! But it is also vital to continue strength and resistance exercise as well.
Resistance exercise plays a large role in not on your muscle strength but also bone density and cardiovascular health.
A reduction in strength can form in as little as 3 weeks, and muscle bulk loss from 4-6 weeks. So it’s time to restart some of those exercises! It can be as simple as body weight squats or utilising band or small weights- whatever you have on hand.
Women over 50 are a vulnerable to develop osteoporosis. Resistance and weight bearing exercise improves bone density. Ensure you are protecting your spine if you know you do have osteoporosis.
Looking to manage weight? Muscle mass helps you burn calories by enhancing your body composition. And can continue burning calories long after a workout.
From an injury prevention perspective- strength exercises are vital. They improve your central nervous systems motor control, your joint control and tendon load tolerance.
Not that you need any more reasons- but resistance exercise can also improve energy levels and promote a healthy sleep.
Interested in a specialized strength program for YOU? We can help. Book in today- we can see you in our clinic where we are following all government guidelines. If you have any questions or would prefer a telephone consult, contact our clinic and we can work our what is best for you.