Browsing Archive: March, 2016

Strength training

Posted by Maria Lennartz on Wednesday, March 9, 2016,

Australian physical activity guidelines recommend we do at least two muscle-strengthening activities a week but fewer than one in six of us do.

Strength training's benefits are huge: strong muscles are a key to weight control, as well as a defence against type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis – and future dependence on a Zimmer frame.  

So why do only 15 per cent of us bother to pick up a set of weights, a resistance band or even sink into a simple squat using our own body weight...

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