Over 40? Resistance training is a MUST for you.

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week, we are talking to those of you who are over 40 and trying to figure out what you need to be doing with your exercise. We are explaining to you why resistance training is an absolute must of things you need to be including if you are over 40.

1) Resistance Training Keeps Your Muscles Balanced

Reason Number One Why Resistance Training Is A Must If You Are Over 40 – as you age past 40, your health no longer improves on its own without intervening.  Resistance training makes sure that your muscles stay balanced so you don’t develop imbalances that create tight muscles and achy muscles.

Action Step:  Download our free 5-Minute Mobility Check to learn where you might already have some muscle imbalances!

Related:  3 Reasons Why You MUST Do Resistance Training

2) Resistance Training Helps Improve Bone Density

Reason Number Two Why Resistance Training Is A Must If You Are Over 40 – resistance training helps improve bone density.  The older you get, the less dense your bones can become and you can start to develop conditions like osteoporosis. By engaging is regular resistance training, this can diminish the likelihood that you develop osteoporosis as you age.

Action Step:  Download Julie’s ebook on some of the top tips she uses with her clients to help them maximize their results!

Related:  3 Reasons Why You Would Be A Great Fit For Personal Training

3) Resistance Training Keeps Your Joints Healthy

Reason Number Three Why Resistance Training Is A Must If You Are Over 40 – resistance training is extremely potent at keeping the health of your joints way up.  Your joints rely on force and motion to keep the tissues inside the joints, called cartilage, healthy. Resistance training makes sure that you are going to keep your joints as healthy as possible.

Action Step:  Want to get an MAS-quality resistance training workout in on your own?  Enroll in our Virtual Membership Program to get a custom-built exercise plan for your body’s needs and abilities.

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Muscle Activation Schaumburg is an exercise facility located in Schaumburg, IL with a goal to help you keep your health for as long as possible. We know that it is your health that allows you to do the things you love in life. This is why we promote a lifestyle that includes exercise, rather than exercise that is a burden to your life. Muscle Activation Schaumburg provides Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and personal training services to its clients. We use MAT® and exercise to increase the function of your body. A well-functioning body is what allows you to stay healthy and do the things you love. We value helping the members of our community of Schaumburg as well as surrounding communities of the Northwest Suburbs improve their health.

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