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What is Resistance Training?

Mar 06, 2023

Author: Forrest Michaels

Resistance, or strength, training is a form of exercise that involves using resistance, such as weights or exercise machines to improve muscular strength and endurance. Research has shown that resistance training can play an important role in supporting longevity and overall health.

One of the primary ways that resistance training contributes to longevity is by improving physical function. As we age, our bodies naturally lose muscle mass and strength, which can lead to a decline in physical function and an increased risk of falls and other injuries. Resistance training can help combat this age-related decline by building and maintaining muscle mass, improving physical function, and reducing the risk of injury.

In addition to improving physical function, resistance training has been shown to have a number of other health-related benefits. For example, it can improve bone density, which is particularly important for older adults who are at increased risk of osteoporosis. It can also help regulate blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity, which can benefit individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Furthermore, resistance training can also have positive effects on mental health. It has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and to improve overall mood. This is likely due, in part, to the release of endorphins and mother mood-enhancing chemicals that are produced during exercise.

In conclusion, resistance training is an important form of exercise that can play a key role in supporting longevity and overall health. Whether you’re a young adult or an older adult, incorporating resistance training into your exercise routine can have a number of benefits, including improved physical function, better bone health, better regulation of blood sugar levels, and improved mental health. At Fit2-20 we utilize the latest advanced technology to provide all the benefits of resistance and aerobic exercise. We do this in a fraction of the time normally required (generally just two twenty-minute workouts per week) and do so in a safer, semi-private, environment with far less wear and tear on the body.

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