Strength Training: An Essential Part of Weight Management

Strength training is a critical part of sustaining weight loss and maintaining muscle mass, especially as we get older. Strength or weight training involves using resistance to work your muscles & improve your overall health. Resistance bands, free weights or dumbbells, weight machines, or even your own body weight can be used.

Research has shown that resistance training “improves strength and body composition (e.g., lean mass, fat mass).”¹ It has also been linked with decreased food cravings.² People of all ages, fitness levels, and mobility levels can customize resistance training to suit their own abilities. To reap these benefits, try to do resistance training at least twice a week. Get started with the resources below!

If you’re just starting resistance training, check out these five beginner videos:

If you’re looking for more of a challenge, try out the videos here:

If you’d rather go to gym to do resistance training, here are a few helpful resources that explain what to do and how to get started:

For many people, exercise and diet alone are not enough to reach a healthier weight. There are now safe and effective non-surgical medical treatments that have been proven to help people be successful over the long-run. Talk to your doctor or check out our physician locator to find a doctor near you who specializes in the medical treatment of weight.

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This article was sponsored by Novo Nordisk Canada. All content is created independently by My Weight – What To Know with no influence from Novo Nordisk.

Consult with a doctor before starting any new exercise program to ensure it is safe for you. The exercise videos linked in this article are not created by us. We have provided links to videos that we believe may be helpful for our readers. However, we do not own or control the content of these videos, and we cannot guarantee their accuracy, safety, or suitability for individual fitness levels.

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