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6 Incredible Health Benefits Of Strength Training

Fitness Solutions is a locally owned, Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment store, and has had the privilege of serving Residential and Commercial customers for over 30 years. We have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. We are here every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen. In our latest article, we discuss 6 incredible benefits of strength training. 

The days are gone of strength training being only for professional athletes and bodybuilders. Strength training is for everyone! The benefits of strength training are undeniable, and lifting on the regular contributes to overall physical, mental, and emotional health. 

Here are 6 incredible health benefits of strength training:

1. Strong Muscles

Strength training involves working your muscles against resistance (weights), which stimulates them to become stronger. As you train, your body becomes stronger and stronger which increases endurance and improves muscle efficiency.

2. Healthy Body Fat Levels 

Strength training is more effective at regulating body fat than cardio. This is due to the fact that strength training exercises trigger excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). This temporary metabolic boost occurs due to the extra oxygen that is  required to cool down and repair muscles following intense strength training. 

3. Mental & Emotional Health 

Strength training increases levels of endorphins and endocannabinoids in the brain that can improve mental health. In addition, strength training supports brain health through increased levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).

4. Balance & Stability 

As a person ages, balance and stability become increasingly important. Strength training improves balance and stability because it forces movement at all different angles working both major muscle groups as well as smaller ones that may not otherwise be stimulated.

5. Improved Posture 

Staying in one position all day such as seated at a computer causes torso muscles to weaken, leading to poor posture. Lifting weights strengthens the core, back, and shoulder muscles needed to improve posture..

6. Strong Bones 

Strength training is important in maintaining bone mass and density. When you contract your muscles using force through strength training, it creates force on the bone which helps them stay strong. Over time, bones become stronger in order to endure these forces they experience.

Fitness Solutions has all the strength training equipment you need to improve your overall quality of life.

     

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    At Fitness Solutions Saskatoon, our team is doing the best we can with what is available during these times. Unfortunately, we expect supply issues to last for at least 1 year, so we ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this with you and truly believe Fitness Solutions equipment is worth the wait. So please be kind to our staff and let’s remember ‘Fitness is not a destination...it’s a way of life.’ 

    If you need help with your fitness goals, our team at Fitness Solutions is here to help you stay fit and healthy this winter. We take the time to ask you questions and go through all the details to find the perfect equipment for you. When comparing price versus quality, Fitness Solutions Saskatoon is your trusted local place to shop for home fitness equipment.

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