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Health benefits of resistance training

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This infographic shows you some of the health benefits of resistance training. It has been created as part of the TREK project.

There are many positive health outcomes of resistance training.

  • Decreased risk of heart disease.
  • Decreased blood pressure.
  • Improved cholesterol.
  • Reduced impairment.
  • Improvements in ability to generate muscle force thatt can carry over into an improved ability to do everyday tasks and increased activity,
  • Reduced pain in people with low back pain and osteoarthritis.

I highly recommend you to have a look at the above-mentioned site for further information.

Health benefits of resistance training

Reference

Resistance training for health and fitness. American College of Sports Medicine 2013

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Jorge Rodriguez

Physiotherapist, Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), MSc Health Care Technology (cum laude) at Tallinn University of Technology, Exercise Prescription Expert and Social Media Expert. Founder and editor at lafisioterapia.net. Passionate about dissemination in Physiotherapy and health promotion, with special interest in digital tools as a way to improve quality of life.