Benefits of Resistance Training
Hey, Bosses! Today I wanted to share some fun facts about resistance training. We know you care about your health and fitness, and we love being a part of that journey! We received feedback that more of you received your BodyBoss 2.0 last week - Yay!
So, we all know that resistance training is moving your muscles against some sort of opposing force - dumbbells, weight machines, resistance bands, your own weight even. There are SO many benefits of resistance training! Resistance training builds muscle strength and tone, and studies have shown that it’s known to build bone and even lower moderately high blood pressure*. Here’s a fun list we found from Everyday Health of 7 reasons to add strength training (also known as resistance training) to your total body workout routine!*
- It helps keep the weight off for good!
- It protects bone health and muscle mass.
- It makes you stronger and fitter. (Hello!)
- It helps you develop better body mechanics.
- It plays a role in disease prevention!
- It boosts energy levels and improves your mood.
- It translates into more calories burned!
Luckily, you’ve discovered the BodyBoss 2.0. You don’t need to leave home, purchase heavy and expensive home fitness equipment, or keep up on that monthly gym membership fee in order to get in your recommended amount of strength training each week. (The ACSM’s overall recommendation for most adults is 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week.*) You already have the best home gym on the market today!
Did you tune in with us on Saturday? Do you want - and need- some of the benefits mentioned above? Well, get moving! We’ve got an awesome live workout scheduled for you tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17th at 6 pm EST. No excuses, bosses, we got this!
Stay tuned for some exciting news in the next few weeks! Sneak peeks of our new website will be in Friday’s update!
*Refernces: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/strength_training/page2_em.htm, http://www.everydayhealth.com/fitness/add-strength-training-to-your-workout.aspx, http://www.acsm.org/about-acsm/media-room/news-releases/2011/08/01/acsm-issues-new-recommendations-on-quantity-and-quality-of-exercise
- Erin Geribon