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GUEST: Dr. Paula Walker discusses resistance training

Resistance training is akin to any weight-bearing exercise Resistance training is akin to any weight-bearing exercise
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

From bone health to more efficient metabolism, there are several reasons to start resistance training today.

Here to discuss this topic in greater detail is Dr. Paula Walker from Columbus State University.

Resistance training is akin to any weight-bearing exercise. Any exercise that involves carry a load is resistance training. Running up a flight of stairs with a backpack or even picking up a box qualifies as resistance training.

Resistance training is important for building a maintaining muscle mass. If you don't use your muscle as you age, you will lose it. Muscles burn calories, so it is important for the metabolism.

The benefits of resistance training include strong bones, increased strength, higher metabolism, improved glucose levels, lower cholesterol, and helping to avoid falls and injuries.

Watch the video for more details 

Resistance training is akin to any weight-bearing exercise. Any exercise that involves carry a load is resistance training. Running up a flight of stairs with a backpack or even picking up a box qualifies as resistance training.

Resistance training is important for building a maintaining muscle mass. If you don’t use your muscle as you age, you will lose it. Muscles burn calories, so it is important for the metabolism.

The benefits of resistance training include strong bones, increased strength, higher metabolism, improved glucose levels, lower cholesterol, and helping to avoid falls and injuries.

Watch the video for more details.

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