The health benefits of strength training are endless. For anyone concerned with how their body will feel in 5, 10, 20 years, strength training routine is the MOST important thing you can do for yourself. We all know the benefits of strength in improving sports performance and how we look in a mirror. Fewer are aware of the benefits strength training has on your health and overall quality of life as you get older.
Which is why I’ve made it my goal to bring strength training into the healthcare world. To make it more approachable to those who are in pain and want to maintain their lifestyle as they get older. Below are just a few of the ways that getting stronger can completely transform your life.
Longterm, Sustainable Pain Relief
Joint pain is one of the biggest limiting factors for adults as they get older. Back, knee, shoulder, and hip pain limit our ability to do things that used to come easy to us. Pills, injections, endless treatments all provide temporary pain relief without solving the problem. By improving movement, building strength, and increasing mobility, strength training treats the root cause of ‘age-related pain’ for long term solutions to joint pain.
Build Confidence In Body’s Ability
For many, the physical pain isn’t the limiting factor. The fear of injury and aggravation of joint pain is enough to keep them from doing what they love. Getting stronger is the ONLY treatment that can build the confidence to live active, healthy, and happy lives. As you get stronger you will feel better and regain the ability to do things that once proved difficult. In this way you can begin to feel confident in your body’s ability and get back to living life without any limitations.
Other Health Benefits Of Strength Training
The traditional treatments for pain focus solely on pain. Strength training is a ‘broad-spectrum’ treatment that improves all aspects of your health as you get older.
Building muscle is the most effective way to burn calories and lose weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. From less joint pain, improved heart health, and simply feeling better on a day to day basis, keeping a health weight should be part of your goal. Everyone knows that exercise is an important part of reaching your goal. But contrary to popular belief, strength training is much more effective approach to losing weight than cardio.
Less Arthritis And Osteoporosis
Better Immune System Function
More muscle mass helps our body amount a better immune response when we get sick.
Protect Against Chronic Diseases
Strength training helps limit the low lying inflammation that contributes to many chronic diseases that we experience as we get older. Some studies even found that strength training 2x/week reduced the risk of dying from cancer by 31%.
Improved Cardiovascular Health and Lower Blood Pressure
Stronger legs improve balance to decrease the liklihood of falls and fractures.
A stronger body is better able to hold itself up against gravity while at work or sitting long hours.
Improved Mental Health
Starting a strength training routine has shown to lower stress and anxiety for improved mental health.
Strength even helps you get a better nights sleep so you can wake up in a better mood, feeling rested and refreshed.
Yes, you read that right, strength training can actually add more quality years to your life.
Most importantly, strength training helps improve how you experience the world around you. Life is more fun, vibrant, and joyful when pain isn’t constantly on your mind. When you have the freedom to do the things you want without the worry of getting injured.
My mission has always been to help my community build the strength and confidence to live active, healthy and happy lives. And that starts with helping you become a stronger version of yourself. If you want to get started but are unsure where to start – please download my free program ‘Solving Pain With Strength’ at the link below