RadioMD: Train Your Body

Strength Training to Get Stronger and Lose Weight

March 3, 20159 min
Strength training can make you stronger AND help you lose weight. Do you strength train every day? What exercises actually work and make you stronger?Muscular strength and endurance is a component of fitness that is necessary for optimal well-being and quality of life.Strength training actually revs up your metabolism, causing you to burn more calories hours after your session.Lifting weights can also help you throughout the aging process.
As you age, your muscles become weaker and your risk of developing health issues increase. But, by keeping up with strength training, you can combat that downward spiral.Listen in as Edward M. Phillips, MD discusses the many benefits of strength training, both for toning your body and keeping your weight in check. 

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