With thousands of products promising to supercharge your
health, it can be difficult to recognize a true superstar when
one comes along. Believe it or not, strength training has the
credentials to be that superstar! Recent research indicates
that strength training has the potential to prevent and possibly
reverse the impact of chronic disease. Yes, possibly reverse
the impact of chronic disease! This is hard to believe
for Americans who think only athletes should worry about
strong bodies. Experts agree it’s time to shift our thinking
when it comes to strength training.
Unlike cardio-respiratory exercise, strength training has the
potential to generate meaningful health benefits with brief,
infrequent workouts. This is great news for busy Americans
who can’t find the time to work out. With a list of health
benefits that keeps growing, health agencies now endorse
strength training as an essential health habit.