Strength Training Can Help You Lose Weight

Exercising in general is the best way to help you lose weight, tone up, and feel happy with yourself. And the first step towards a winning fitness program is strength training.

Resistance machines are a great way to work out, but it is especially beneficial if you are trying to shift excess fat. Strength training means that you are building up muscle, burning calories, and making your body much leaner.

Muscle helps burn calories, so it is essential to build up a base fitness. It is all-inclusive – whether you are 60kg or 30kg, strength training is guaranteed to be an effective way to achieve your weight loss goals.

With obesity rates skyrocketing all over the world, there has never been a better time to start your healthy lifestyle. You might be surprised how easy it is to start your new routine, especially with the support and help from our Curves Community.

The Many Benefits to Fitness

Strength training is a fantastic way to build up inner muscles in your core.

There are other benefits too:

  • Increase heart strength, without being too hard on your body. It is can even be beneficial to lightly strength train if you have suffered a heart attack.
  • Exercise has been proven to be a leading preventative measure against cancer in many forms.
  • Decreases the likelihood of you suffering from type 2 diabetes by 50%
  • Increased bone density. This is highly beneficial for those people that are worried about their bones as they age. The density is responsible for older people breaking their bones easily, like hips and other joints.
  • Exercise is a great way to relieving anxiety, release stress and will help you sleep at night.
  • Studies have shown that if Australians spent just 30minutes extra on their fitness a day, our healthcare system would be able to save $1.5billion a year.

Diet and Exercise are the Answer

Don’t make the common mistake of thinking that just because you are being more physically active, it is an excuse to eat – and try not to use fatty food as a reward for a workout. It is much easier to eat the calories than it is to burn them off!

“Eating and exercise are not separate issues,” says Professor Timothy Church of the Pennington Biomedical Research Centre, LA. “They’re intimately connected. Too many people think these large doses of exercise are an excuse to eat whatever you want.”

There is inherent danger in thinking that just because you have had a workout, it is a free pass for all the cakes and fatty food that your heart desires. To really get the results that you want both good diet and regular exercise must be combined.

You can’t exercise out a bad diet – and you will struggle to gain physical fitness if your body is not reviving all the nutrients that it needs.

Strength training paired with proper nutrition will help you lose weight. The Curves Nutrition Program is the perfect mix of fitness, meal plans, and coaching along with fellow dieter’s support, that has been proven to be effective when helping people lose weight. Visit ‘Why Curves‘ to find out what Curves can do for you!

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