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  • Writer's pictureLisa Webb

The only effective way to get fit

Talk to 10 people and you'll get 10 different opinions on the best way to get fit. One will tell you to attend an aerobics class.

Another will swear by jogging. Yet another will tell you that dance and biking worked for them. The truth is that there's really only one effective way to get fit. Before we get into the details, it’s important that we agree on the definition of 'fit'. Too often thin is mistaken for fit, and that's not what you should strive for.

When someone is thin but has very little muscle tissue, they aren't truly fit.

Here’s why thin doesn’t equal fit:

  • Their body fat percentage will be higher than ideal—even though you won't see a lot of fat on them, if their muscle percentage is low then the fat percentage will be higher.

  • Their resting metabolism will be low, since little muscle is present to burn calories at rest.

  • Their body won't be functionally strong, which will lead to injuries and frustrations.

So how does one get truly fit? It’s this simple: Resistance Training.

Resistance training is when resistance is used to challenge your muscles in order to gain strength and endurance. You could do this with traditional weights, exercise bands, medicine balls, cable machines, sandbags, kettlebells or even just using your own body weight.

Consistent resistance training has the following side effects…

  • Strength and muscle tone

  • Cardiovascular capacity

  • Speed, Agility, and Flexibility

  • Resistance to injury and disease

If that’s not enough to convince you that resistance training is the only way to truly become fit, then read on…

Top 9 Benefits of Resistance Training

1. To Build Muscle and Gain Strength: Don’t worry, ladies. This does NOT mean that you’re going to ‘bulk up’ or look too masculine. What will happen is that your arms, tummy, and legs will become tighter, leaner, and more defined.

2. To Lose Fat: When it comes to losing size, all that you want to see go is fat, not muscle. Strength training ensures that you maintain and grow those muscles and only lose fat.

3. To Build Strong Bones: The older we get, the more important our bone density is. A good strength training program is one of your best defenses when it comes to osteoporosis.

4. To Alleviate Anxiety, Stress, and Depression: Sure, there are plenty of pills out there that claim to give these benefits, but you and I both know that strength training is a more wholesome and effective way. And besides, who really wants pharmaceutical side effects?

5. To Sleep Better: Here’s another pill you can stop taking once you start strength training. Study after study has proven that strength training improves sleep.

6. To Improve Chronic Back Pain: If you are one of the millions across the globe who suffer from back pain then you’ll love the benefit of lowered pain.

7. To Improve Insulin Sensitivity: Today diabetes is a huge threat. Minimize your risk by improving insulin sensitivity through regular, challenging strength training.

8. To Improve Good to Bad Cholesterol Ratio: Here is yet another pill that you could potentially stop taking while on a strength training routine. Blood pressure and heart health are of utmost concern, so why not give yourself the advantage of a strength training routine?

9. To Raise your Metabolism: This helps to reduce body fat and to keep that body fat off, even on the days that you aren’t able to exercise. Pretty awesome, right?

A solid resistance training routine will tone your legs, lift your buns, strengthen your core, and will result in inches and pounds lost.


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Apr 28, 2022

Thank you very much for your information keep up the good work bless you God bless you


Apr 27, 2022

Totally agree, great article


Apr 26, 2022

Agree! Your article is informative and precise. Who has time for listening or watching 30 minute long videos that end with advertisements for some type of supplements and never show the “only exercise you will ever need to cure your pain”. Thanks for all your information.

Apr 26, 2022
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I totally agree. Those endless videos with very expensive supplements to buy at the end, are waste of time


Apr 26, 2022

Very nicely written and understood. I totally agree with the content. I keep myself trim and well at 66 and do weight resistance exercises, as well as vigorous walking often.


Apr 26, 2022

It was nice to read an article that wasn’t 10 pages and selling something to make yourself better. Thank You

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