Building strength prevents injury
As we age, building strength is a great way to prevent injury. When muscles are stronger they can help us do everyday activities more easily and with less strain on our bodies. Most injuries we see as physiotherapists are caused by a lack of strength - strong muscles support joints helping to keep them stable, and are able to tolerate load better. As we decondition injuries become more common - as our different tissues lose resilience but by slowly building your strength back up can help to ensure that less injuries occur!
Building strength enables us to enjoy more activities
Another benefit of building strength is that it can enable us to participate in new sports or hobbies which improves both physical health and mental well being due to maintaining our athleticism. For example, when you have strong legs it makes walking up stairs much easier so you won't feel as tired from taking the stairs at work every day or participating in community sport around your neighbourhood in the evenings. Building muscle also increases bone density, protecting against osteoporosis later in life making running marathons possible even into old age!
Building strength prevents falls and accidents
Strength isn't just important for athletes or people who are very active, it's also crucial for those of us who want to stay safe. Elderly individuals are more likely to fall and be injured if they don't have enough muscle strength. Falls can often lead to broken bones or worse so building strength is a key way to preventing these types of accidents from happening in the first place.
Building stronger muscles helps maintain our metabolism
In addition to all of the benefits listed above, building strength can also help us lose weight and keep it off. When our muscles are strong they require more energy (calories) to function, meaning that we burn more calories throughout the day just by being alive! This is called a "metabolic boost" and it's one of the many reasons why building muscle is such an important part of any weight loss plan.
Being stronger makes us feel more confident
Lastly, gaining strength will not only make you look and feel better physically, but mentally as well. Strength provides a sense of accomplishment and boosts self-confidence which can be beneficial in all areas of life. After all, strong both inside and out is key to happiness and success!
So there you have it, five reasons why building strength should be your New Year's resolution. Strength provides many benefits that we can all appreciate, so get started on your journey to being stronger today! And don't forget to keep us posted on your progress! We would love to hear about how building strength has helped improve your life. Our Reformer Pilates Classes are the perfect way to start building strength in a gentle way and is perfect for anyone from beginners to conditioned athletes.
If you want to make building strength your goal in 2022 don't hesitate to reach out! Give our Tarragindi Pilates and Physiotherapy clinic a call on 07 3706 3407 or jump onto our Bookings Page to get started. We would love to see you in the clinic soon.