24 minutes | Sep 23, 2020

06-The Case for Resistance Training: Health Benefits You'll Get from Lifting Weights Heavier than Your Purse!

This episode dives into the research on why you should be including resistance training, aka lifting weights, in your weekly routine (and why the weights need to be heavier than your purse!) In this episode, Kelsey talks about the benefits related to body composition, improved metabolic rate, reduced risk of heart disease, hypertension, increased bone density, the effects on mood & stress, risk of injury, improved performance and more! This episode will be the one to educate, help inform and reduce fear of lifting weights & convince you to start if you aren't already, and you'll definitely learn something new when it comes to the benefits you get from just a few sessions a week!   References: Westcott, W. L. (2012). Resistance training is medicine: effects of strength training on health. Current sports medicine reports, 11(4), 209-216. Patel, H., Alkhawam, H., Madanieh, R., Shah, N., Kosmas, C. E., & Vittorio, T. J. (2017). Aerobic vs anaerobic exercise training effects on the cardiovascular system. World journal of cardiology, 9(2), 134. Herring, M. P., Kline, C. E., & O'Connor, P. J. (2015). Effects of exercise on sleep among young women with generalized anxiety disorder. Mental health and physical activity, 9, 59-66. Broman-Fulks, J. J., Kelso, K., & Zawilinski, L. (2015). Effects of a single bout of aerobic exercise versus resistance training on cognitive vulnerabilities for anxiety disorders. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 44, 240-251.    
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