Diet Blog tell us Why Everybody Needs to Train With Weights. Here’s a bit:Mike Howard of
One thing that is not negotiable is resistance training (weight training). Every adult should train with weights. No cardio in the world will give you the multitude of benefits that resistance training provides…Being strong is no joke. Just consider what it does for bone strength. Dr. Fuhrman explains:
…Getting stronger through weight training will make daily tasks easier. Grocery shopping, housework, moving furniture, getting in and out of cars, on and off toilets – things we don’t give much thought to will be improved through weight training…
…Many studies show that people die from inactivity, not just from aging. As people age, they lose muscle, when this happens, their immunities weaken and because of this they are more likely to die of cancer and infectious diseases. Our ability to kill germs is often the result of low levels of muscle tissue. Larger muscles have readily available antibodies to fight off infections.
A good measurement of your bone density and strength is to test the strength of the muscle that moves that bone. Bone density correlates perfectly with muscle strength. As we condition our muscles and gain strength, our bones thicken and strengthen along with the muscle. Without regular exercise along the way, your bone structure can deteriorate as you get older. Some people survive with weak bones, but their quality of life suffers when they are immobilized by arthritis and osteoporosis.Personally, I weight-train at least four days a week.