I Today I’m sharing with you one of the best, most concise articles I’ve seen regarding the benefits of strength training to age well. I understand I am preaching to the choir here – you already come to Hyatt Training every week! But hear me out.
Yet, exercise has one of the worst adherence rates of any healthy habit. It is largely accessible to most of us, but people don’t stick with it. They don’t know what to do, how to do it and they fall off track trying to go it alone or in a group environment. People who do stick with it are likely wasting their precious time – repeating the same program over and over again and/or lifting without challenging enough weights.
That’s why we’re here.
Over the last three years in particular I’ve had lots of time to consider my career and narrow down on my passion for walking into the studio at 4:30 a.m. each morning.
I believe my reason for being here, with 12 dedicated professionals by my side, is to deliver the benefits outlined in this article. As I hone in on the next 10 years of my career, I want to help people in their 60s, 70s, and 80s who generally have the most to gain and the biggest barriers for entry on their own. Helping people reduce all-cause mortality by 40% and cardiovascular disease mortality by 50% is worth my time any day.
“The review found that while aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise independently reduced the risk of death by all causes, people who hit the cardio and the weights realized the largest benefit, including an approximately 40 percent reduced risk of all-cause mortality and 50 percent reduced risk of cardiovascular disease mortality.”
Author Jeremy Hyatt, MS, CSCS is a personal trainer and co-owner of Hyatt Training. He believes it’s important to start with the basics and move from there. Too often, people get into complicated movements and goals before they have the proper fundamentals, which can lead to negative results.