Resistance Training Helps Fight Age-Related Muscle Loss & Weight Gain

Many people think getting older isn’t fun, but that doesn’t have to be true. Age-related muscle loss and weight gain doesn’t have to be your future. Staying active and keeping your diet in check can help you look and feel your best. So, what type of training is best to keep yourself looking and feeling your best? Enter resistance training.

Studies are showing that men and women benefit equally from resistance training and strength training as a means to fighting age-related muscle loss, a slowing metabolism, age-related weight gain, and even the onset of disease. Well, the truth of the matter is men are more likely to choose this type of training versus women, leaving women more vulnerable to these age-related changes. Women tend to focus on more cardio-driven workouts, such as cycling and running. While those are excellent choices for keeping fit, in conjunction with resistance training and strength training, it will set women up for a healthier aging process. 

There’s no better time to start, than NOW. Don’t settle for thinking you’re ‘too old’ – because there is no such thing as being too old for taking care of your body through fitness. A fitness regimen is not just about keeping toned; it’s about setting yourself up for a healthier, stronger future. Are you ready to begin your fitness journey but aren’t sure where to start? Contact us today or stop by for a class to meet our experienced trainers. 

To read the full article about this study, click here.