Weight Training – You need to do it for your entire life. Here’s why.

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 sitting there wondering, “Do I really have to do weight training for the rest of my life?” We want to address that question with three reasons why you need to consider that, yeah, you do.

1) It Will Keep Your Muscles Healthy

Reason Number One Why You Need To Do Weight Training For Life:  Doing resistance training for a lifetime is the thing that will keep your muscles healthy for a lifetime.  You may often think that when you get up in the morning, your muscles will just be ready to go and ready to move you around.  But, you actually have to do things to keep your muscles healthy, and a great way to do this is to make sure you are doing weight training on a consistent basis.

Action Step:  Want to learn where to start with your resistance training?  Download our free5-Minute Mobility Check program!

Related: 3 Exercise Tips For Baby Boomers

2) Weight Training Will Promote Insulin Sensitivity

Reason Number Two Why You Need To Do Weight Training For The Rest Of Your Life: Resistance training will help promote insulin sensitivity.  As you age, one of the biggest risk factors for developing Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and various forms of dementia is becoming less sensitive to the insulin that your body is producing.  So, by doing weight training on a regular basis for the rest of your life, you may be able to reduce your risk of developing these life-threatening conditions.

Action Step:  Want to learn some of the cues that can make or break the effectiveness of your workouts?  Grab a copy of Julie’s ebook here!

Related: How To Build Muscle Without Tearing Up Your Joints

3) Weight Training Can Help Prevent Injuries

Reason Number Three Why You Need To Do Weight Training For The Rest Of Your Life: Doing resistance training for the rest of your life can help prevent injuries such as bone fractures, joint injuries, and damage to connective tissues as you age.  One of the biggest concerns of many people as they get older is the risk of injuring themselves. One of the biggest ways to help prevent injuries is to make sure you are doing weight training on a consistent basis.

Action Step:  Looking for some more individualized guidance with your weight training?  Enroll in our Virtual Membership Program to have customized exercise plans created for you!

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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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