Resistance training, also known as strength training or weight training, is one of the components of a balanced exercise program that I discussed in my September 9th article. It is an important part of every health and fitness program and provides health and functional benefits, particularly for women. “Strength training can lead to improvement in overall health and well-being including increased muscle strength and lean body mass, decreased body fat, decreased risk of injury, improved joint function, increased bone density, improved cardiac function and an increase in good (HDL) cholesterol.” (Kettles, Cole, Wright, Women’s Health and Fitness Guide) It is important and beneficial for all ages, especially post-menopausal women who may experience a more rapid decline in bone density.Read the full article and discuss it »
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