Since most health-aware people understand that a regular cardio routine is a crucial part of a diet and exercise plan, it should come as no surprise that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults get at least 2.5 hours of moderate cardiovascular activity per week. Research suggests cardio boosts blood flow to the brain, helping to improve our overall cognitive functioning, even (or perhaps especially) later in life.
But many may not realize that weight training is equally as important for achieving our body goals – especially as we age. And this isn’t only true for cosmetic reasons. Weight training can boost our mood, improve our metabolism and even prevent age-related diseases.
Let’s take a look at some of the specific benefits that weight training can have on our bodies and minds:
- Weight training can help to combat osteoporosis, which is especially the case for women. It not only leads to a stronger body overall, but it also means that they are less prone to injuries as they age.
- Weight lifting increases muscle mass, and more muscle means more fat-burning. This metabolism boost will help you attain (or maintain) your ideal weight as well as help to prevent or manage metabolic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
- Strength training improves our balance, which also means that we are less susceptible to injuries and falls.
- Resistance training can boost wellbeing and cognitive function in older adults.
CoolSculpting: A Revolutionary New Technology for a Healthy Body
At any stage in life, the best thing we can do for our bodies is to maintain a regular exercise routine that focusses on both weight training and cardio. But there’s another thing that you can do to boost confidence and maintain a healthy, toned body all year long.
CoolSculpting is an innovative, non-invasive procedure that can help you get rid of unwanted fat in any area of your body. If you’re tired of worrying about extra belly fat or unwanted thigh jiggle – no matter how much you work out – CoolSculpting can help you find the confidence you’ve always wanted.
How does it work? The procedure involves placing a vacuum-like instrument on a specific area of the body, which then proceeds to freeze fat cells. It’s a quick and simple procedure that doesn’t require any recovery time, nor does it interfere or damage surrounding tissues.
CoolSculpting offers many benefits beyond lasting results -- it will also help to tone and smooth desired areas, giving your skin a more youthful, supple look.
Want to learn more? Contact one of our licensed professionals today to schedule your next CoolSculpting appointment.