Wayne L. Westcott, PhD., has researched the benefits
of resistance training and has the following reasons every adult should do strength exercises.
- Avoid muscle loss
- Avoid metabolic rate reduction
- Increase muscle mass
- Increase metabolic rate
- Reduce body fat.
- Increase bone mineral density
- Improve glucose metabolism
- Increase gastrointestinal transit time
- Reduce resting blood pressure
- Improved blood lipid levels
- Reduce low back pain
- Reduce arthritic pain