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Resistance Training

Physical and mental health benefits that can be achieved through resistance training include:

  • - improved muscle strength and tone – to protect your joints from injury. It also helps you maintain flexibility and balance and helps you remain independent as you age
  • - weight management and increased muscle-to-fat ratio – as you gain muscle, your body burns more kilojoules when at rest
  • - greater stamina – as you grow stronger, you won’t get tired as easily
  • - prevention or control of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, back pain, depression and obesity
  • - pain management
  • - improved mobility and balance
  • - improved posture
  • - decreased risk of injury
  • - increased bone density and strength and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • - improved sense of wellbeing – resistance training may boost your self-confidence, improve your body image and your mood
  • - a better night’s sleep and avoidance of insomnia
  • - increased self-esteem
  • - enhanced performance of everyday tasks.