Day 9: Why lift weights?

ok, so most of you know this already, but here’s a refresher to make you feel better when you are sore:

You do not need to be a bodybuilder to benefit from strength training. A well-designed strength-training program can provide the following benefits:

  • Increased strength of bones, muscles and connective tissues (the tendons and ligaments)—This increased strength decreases the risk of injury. Increased muscle mass—Most adults lose about one-half pound of muscle per year after the age of 30, largely due to decreased activity.
  • Muscle tissue is partly responsible for the number of calories burned at rest (the basal metabolic rate, or BMR). As muscle mass increases, BMR increases, making it easier to maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Enhanced quality of life—As general strength increases, the performance of daily routines (carrying groceries, working in the garden) will be less taxing. – Read more here from ACE fitness.

One more day. You got this.  Just show up one more time and give your all for 30 minutes.

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