Workout Wednesday: Benefits of Resistance Training


BATON ROUGE, LA (lOCAL33) (FOX44) – Experts say resistance training can help lead to your longevity of life.

There are numerous benefits to resistance training.

Laura O’Brien, Operations Directorate at the Americana YMCA, said incorporating weights into your workout can actually help you live longer.

O’Brien said increasing you muscle mass through strength training can make everyday tasks easier as we age.

There are plenty of ways to build muscle mass. This is especially important for women.

If you’re not sure where to start, the YMCA has a class for that.

“Y-List, we started at Americana. It’s basically the why we lift weights and the how we lift weights. It gives you a break down from start to finish.”

To learn more about the YMCA and the resistance training programs they has to offer visit their website.


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