Health Benefits of Strength Training

Research studies show that strength training has many health benefits, particularly with the elderly. Strength training benefits include:

  • Increased strength, energy level and endurance
  • Improved basal metabolic rate, which helps burn calories more efficiently
  • Increased lean body mass and muscle tone, leading to greater satisfaction with your body
  • Improved bone density and decreases the risk of bone fractures in the elderly
  • Possible positive effect on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity
  • More independence and self-confidence, and prevent falls in the elderly
  • Improved sense of well-being

To make an appointment with an exercise specialist or to join a cardiac rehabilitation program, contact the Cleveland Clinic Preventive Cardiology - 216.444.9353 or 800.223.2273 ext. 9353.

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