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.
- Advisory from the Committee on Exercise, Rehabilitation, and Prevention, Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association, Resistance Exercise in Individuals With and Without Cardiovascular Disease, Circulation, 2000; 101:828-833.
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