Stretching

The Benefits of Strength Training

Increased energy
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  • More endurance, power and strength which translate into more useable energy.
  • Improved digestion and elimination processes. Your body is built for and meant to be active in all ways.
  • Improved intellectual capacity and productivity. Your brain needs a reprieve from thinking; physical exercise provides that respite from the constant intellectual thinking tasks of our modern life.

Better sleep

  • Exercise enables a better sleep pattern to develop.

Weight loss

  • Muscle burns more calories than fat because of the higher rate of metabolism within the muscle tissues.

Strong bones

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  • Increased bone mineral density as a result of the imposed loads being placed upon the bone during the exercise sessions.

Control of depression

  • You are active in a productive manner and the brain sends out endorphins signaling a happy pleasant state of mind during and after.

Decreased stress

  • You are doing something for YOURSELF.
  • Added protection from heart disease: lower blood pressure reading in many cases with just a small amount of increased activity and as little as ten pounds of weight loss.

Increased endorphins (pain killers)

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  • The runners high.
  • Increased self-confidence, self image, self-perception and outward self-projection.
  • Body fat percentage decreases.
  • Lean tissue percentage increases.
  • Blood pressure readings decrease
  • Heart rate decreases.
  • Serum cholesterol decreases.
  • Range of motion and flexibility increases.
  • Strength increases.