Frank Mikulka's Weekly Fitness Tip
Benefits of Adding Weight Training to Aerobics (June 14, 2005)

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Question:

I know itís good for my body and my heart and Iíll burn those dreaded calories, but what else does training do for me as opposed to aerobics? (Samantha, Queens)Answer

ANSWER:
If you are looking for all the benefits your strength training program provides, make sure to add these to your list:

  • Improve the bodyís blood sugar level and control or lower insulin levels at rest, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Increase bone density; decrease joint pain thus reducing the risk of osteoporosis and the debilitating effects of arthritis.
  • Improve cholesterol and lipid levels and lower blood pressure
  • De-stress and increase focus and concentration
  • Increase self-esteem and empowerment. Enhance activities of daily living and life quality Ė enjoyment!

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