Four Reasons to Try Strength Training
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