Lifting vs. Managing Weight

People who've lost weight and are trying to keep it off would be well advised to start a resistance training program. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension found that overweight subjects who lost 4% to 6% of their body weight through 12 weeks of diet restriction maintained cardio fitness, body fat percentage, blood pressure and other factors when weight started to return if they lifted weights for 45 minutes 3 times a week. Weight lifting also increased strength and muscle mass.

True Strength Moment: A separate study found similar benefits with aerobic exercise. Imagine the weight management, fitness and general health advantages these subjects could have experienced adhering to a program encompassing weight training, aerobic exercise and continued attention to dietary intake. That'll help you realize the True Strength of an active lifestyle.
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