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Stay Healthy With Weight Training

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Weight training can keep you healthy and slow aging. That's the message from many scientific studies on the health benefits of weight training. From diabetes to heart disease and osteoporosis, working out with weights has benefits.
  1. Weight Management
  2. Chronic Illness
  3. Fitness and Health
  4. Injury and Rehabilitation
  5. Strength and Muscle Building

Weight Management

A weight training program can help you lose weight and keep it off by building muscle, reducing fat and enhancing your metabolism. This will help you stay healthier throughout your life.

Chronic Illness

Working out with weights can help with the management of chronic diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Weight training may also play a role in preventing these conditions as part of a managed exercise program.

Fitness and Health

Being fit makes you healthy as well. Strength plus heart and lung efficiency, which you can develop with weight training and cardio training, are key indicators of good health for your heart, weight, mobility and many other essential elements of fitness and health.

Injury and Rehabilitation

After you injure a body part, weight training can help you recover from that injury. Even if you're not injured, weight training can strengthen muscles and attachments so that you minimize injury in sports and other activities.

Strength and Muscle Building

Staying strong throughout life is an important part of staying healthy. This need not mean having huge muscles although maintaining adequate muscle throughout life is an advantage. You can find a range of weight training programs in this section that will get you started and also provide more advanced programs for well-being as well as sports training.

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