Resistance Training: The Fountain of Youth
The more muscle, the more efficiently your body utilizes oxygen. It doesn't take much, even just 3 sets of 10 repetitions of an exercise helps!
Muscle increases metabolism because each pound of muscle burns 35 calories a day just staying alive, while a pound of fat burns four. More muscle allows you to burn more calories even at rest. Imagine what just 15-20 minutes of a few exercises can do for you?!
When muscle strength degenerates, energy goes along with it. Increased muscle tissue increases energy. Exercise = 2 cups of COFFEE!
Working with weights increases bone density in much the same way muscles enlarge when overload strain is applied.
***Perform strength training at least twice a week to realize its benefits**