Lose Fat, Not Muscle

Sharon Rekieta, Fitness and Wellness Director - 2nd May 2014

You adjust your diet to drop weight, and as a result, your metabolism slows down and your weight loss slows down also!  How frustrating!  This is where strength training proves its effectiveness.  Besides helping you burn more calories even when you're not exercising, weight work also offsets the typical muscle loss experienced by almost all dieters.  When you include strength training with dietary adjustments, you lose FAT, your metabolism stays high, and your body shows the change by getting stronger, tighter, and leaner.

In addition, EVERYONE loses muscle tissue with age; even if you're not dieting--unfortunately, it's a natural part of the aging process.  However, you can offset this expected loss by completing a basic strength training program twice a week.  That's the ultimate way to fool Mother Nature and Father Time!