Resistance training is a form of exercise that improves muscular strength and endurance.

Examples of strength exercises include:

  • Lifting weights
  • Using resistance bands
  • Using resistance bands
  • Using your body weight for resistance, by doing push-ups, pull-ups, crunches, squats and lunges.
  • Using weight machines at a gym

What are the benefits of strength exercises include:

  • Increased lean muscle mass (or prevention of its loss)
  • Increased bone density and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • Increased metabolism to help with weight loss or weight maintenance
  • Increased muscle strength to make everyday activities easier
  • Lowered risk of injury (by allowing the muscles to better support the joints)

In addition, some of the benefits that are perhaps traditionally associated with aerobic exercise can also be gained by doing strength training. For example, a 2009 review study found that resistance training reduces people’s blood sugar levels and improves sensitivity to the hormone insulin, which helps blood sugar get inside cells.

Resistance training is something I highly recommend for woman who suffer with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic syndrome and Insulin Resistance.

Please remember that consulting a professional when starting a new exercise plan or type of training is very important it needs to be managed and individually designed to prevent injury and help you progress more holistically.

If you wanting to get into resistance training or want to learn more about what it can do for you, let me know and I would happily give you some advice on getting started.

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Till next time,


Published by Marizelle

Hi! My name is Marizelle. I am a Biokineticist, Sports Scientist, Sports massage therapist, trained Specialized Kinesiologist, passionate about Movement, Nutrition and Mindset. I am dedicated to helping and guiding individuals to become the best version of themselves - Mind, Body, Spirit. Thank you for checking in, and welcome! I am all about living a health focused lifestyle, I encourage creating long lasting sustainable habits which lead to living your best life. My mission is to enlighten you about the effects of movement, nutrition and a healthy mental state on well-being. There is no 'one size fits' all approach to living optimally, we are all individuals, but I can guide you in a way that works best for you, your lifestyle and needs. My special interests are educating and helping my patients to better help themselves, I have a huge passion for woman's health and helping woman with hormones issues as well as rehabilitation required for chronic diseases and transforming lives through mindset, movement and nutrition. Get in touch if you would like to learn more.

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