If preventing/reducing middle-aged spread and belly fat is a priority to you, strength training is key! I always tell my clients,"Your muscle dictates your metabolism" (how efficiently your body burns fat). Each decade after 30, muscle declines by 3% to 8% & because it has a higher metabolic rate than fat, the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn, not only during exercise, but also at rest. Think of a thermostat on the wall cranked to 85 degrees! Strength workouts such as circuit training mixed with body weight training (my specialty) will burn over 25% more calories than cardiovascular exercise alone and may keep your resting metabolic rate elevated by 100 calories a day for up to 72 hours afterwards. Muscle builds up quickly (lean, toned muscle!) and it can also help control blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. The more toned muscle you have, the leaner you are, the easier it is to manage and maintain your weight loss, and you can eat more and not gain extra weight! Now that is a reason alone to start a strength training program!
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