Muscle strength is crucial in making it easier to do the things you need to do on a day-to-day basis. Resistance exercise strengthens and tones muscles by squeezing against a force.
After strength training, both aerobic and strength training, your body burns calories as it rests. ACE calls it "excess post-exercise oxygen consumption."
Strength training helps weight reduction more than aerobic exercise because it increases extra postexercise oxygen consumption. “Resistance or strengthening exercise keeps your metabolism active longer than aerobic exercise.”
Elderly adults who did at least one resistance training session per week—alone or in a program with multiple types of workouts—increased muscle strength, muscle mass, and functional capacity by up to 37%, 7.5 percent, and 58%, respectively.
Strength training has been shown to reduce symptoms in many chronic illnesses, including neuromuscular disorders, HIV, COPD, and several malignancies.
Strength training may alleviate depressive symptoms. Endorphins promote mood in any activity.
Muscle-strengthening exercises, like aerobic exercise, lower blood pressure and heart disease risk.
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