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18 Benefits of Strength Training (Posted On: Monday, September 21, 2009)

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Sarah Heipel and Leslie Timms of Good Engery Fitness and Nutrition send out e-newslettes packed with interesting facts and helpful ideas for those who are on their own personal fitness quests. I scooped the following benefits of Strength Training from her latest e-newsletter and thought I’d share them with you.
  • Strength training tones your muscles which looks great and raises your basal metabolic rate which causes you to burn more calories 24 hours a day.
  • You even burn more calories while you're sleeping.
  • Strength training can reverse the natural decline in your metabolism which begins around age 30.
  • Strength training energizes you.
  • Strength training has a positive effect on almost all of your 650-plus muscles.
  • Strength training strengthens your bones reducing your risk of developing osteoporosis.
  • Strength training improves your muscular endurance.
  • Strength training will NOT develop big muscles on women...just toned muscles!
  • Strength training makes you strong. Strength gives you confidence and makes daily activities easier.
  • Strength training makes you less prone to low-back injuries.
  • Strength training decreases your resting blood pressure.
  • Strength training decreases your risk of developing adult onset diabetes.
  • Strength training decreases your gastrointestinal transit time, reducing your risk for developing colon cancer.
  • Strength training increases your blood level of HDL cholesterol (the good type).
  • Strength training improves your posture.
  • Strength training improves the functioning of your immune system.
  • Strength training lowers your resting heart rate, a sign of a more efficient heart.
  • Strength training improves your balance and coordination.
  • Strength training elevates your mood and makes you feel good.

For more information about Good Energy Fitness and Nutrition visit Sarah’s website and while you’re at it, sign up to receive your own newsletter or e-mail her at and ask her to add you to the e-mailing list.


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