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Four Reasons to Try Strength Training

Mar 15 2017

Tired of your same old boring cardio routine? With the reopening of the employee gym, and free Personal Training on Fridays from noon-1 p.m. and circuit training Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the gym, it’s a great time to try out strength training. Here are some more reasons to consider adding a little strength to your cardio:

It burns more calories - Muscle-making burns a lot of calories. Paired with your cardio, your weight loss or weight-maintenance will get a serious jumpstart.

It may improve your mood - We all know about the “runner’s high,” but strength training has also been shown to elevate your mood (thanks, endorphins!), and feeling stronger in general is an instant mood-booster.

You’ll feel it in your bones - Maintaining a strength-training routine as a part of your workout will help keep your bones and muscles strong as you age.

It’ll make you all-around stronger - This means that your beloved cardio routine will even improve. Stronger legs = faster running and more endurance.