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Strength Train for Joint Longevity

BIOFIT BLENDS BRAIN AND BODY SCIENCE TOGETHER FOR YOUR BENEFIT

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Top 5 Reasons to Strength Train for Joint Longevity

BIOFIT BLENDS BRAIN AND BODY SCIENCE TOGETHER FOR YOUR BENEFIT

Many people avoid the gym because they are afraid of hurting their bodies. Often this can lead to doing nothing, or assuming that going for walks is enough for their long-term health. Quite to the contrary, strength training improves GI health, resting metabolism, glucose metabolism, insulin sensitivity, the release of body fat stores, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, flexibility, pain, cardiovascular health, and bone and joint health which we will discuss today. Strength training, when done properly and with the guidance of a trained professional, can have several benefits for joint longevity. Here are some of the ways in which strength training can promote joint health:

  1. Increased muscle strength: Strengthening the muscles around a joint can help support and stabilize it, reducing the load on the joint and decreasing the risk of injury.
  2. Improved bone density: Strength training has been shown to improve bone density, which can help prevent osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions that can affect joint health.
  3. Enhanced joint flexibility: Strengthening the muscles around a joint can also improve joint flexibility and range of motion, which can help prevent stiffness and reduce the risk of injury.
  4. Reduced risk of arthritis: Regular strength training has been associated with a reduced risk of developing osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that can be caused by wear and tear on the joints.
  5. Improved balance and coordination: Strength training can also help improve balance and coordination, which can reduce the risk of falls and other injuries that can affect joint health.

At BioFit, it is of the utmost importance that strength training should always be done with proper form and technique to avoid injury. This is why we've poured our years of study into biomechanics, and neurophysiology into the safe design of our exercise programs. Our trained fitness professionals who have backgrounds in personal training and physical therapy will keep you safe while you have fun and see results!

If you need expert guidance, BioFit offers personal training options and joint-friendly group fitness classes, including yoga!

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