Benefits to Weight Training

52 weeks of weight training twice a week has the same effect as bisphosphonates (Fosamax, Actonel/Atelvia, Reclast and Boniva) on bone mineral density. Additional benefits to weight training over taking a pill are:

  1. Increase in strength
  2. Better balance (strength is the biggest deficit in balance
  3. Reorganizes your bone columns so they are less likely to fracture if you fall
  4. Helps prevent falls
  5. Cardiovascular benefits on heart rate and blood pressure
  6. One of the best ways to lose weight. Muscles are active 23 out of 24 hours per day therefore you burn calories for the same time period
  7. Helps you maintain your independence as you age and prevents the age-related loss of skeletal muscle that occurs after 30
Author
Michael C. Geraci Jr.

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