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.
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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.
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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.
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