Loving your body isn’t always easy. There are a lot of haters out there. There are thousands of voices telling you what you should do, how you should look, and how you should feel. Stop listening to everyone! You know your body best, and you are the only person who should decide if you’re happy with the skin you’re in. Still, at Your Tea, we’re happy to offer some healthy advice.
Being and feeling healthy is the best thing in the world. When your body is working at its peak performance, nothing is out of your reach. Health starts on the inside, which is why we love our teas. However, we understand that tea can’t fix everything. That’s why we always recommend that you use our tea as part of a healthy lifestyle. A big piece of that: strength training.
Strength Training Helps Weight Loss
When you strength train, you shed the pounds for good. A recent study revealed that women who weight trained three times a week increased the amount of calories they burned during daily activity, so they actually lost more weight, faster.
Also, by adding Man Tea to your strength training routine, you can increase the effectiveness of your workouts. Our Man Tea was specially designed to help both men and women gain more lean muscle mass and increase their strength and stamina.
Strength Training Protects Bone & Muscle Health
After puberty, both men and women begin to lose about 1% of their muscle and bone strength every year. It’s a dangerous and slippery slope that can lead to a lot of problems as you age. Strength training can help you not only prevent but reverse your bone and muscle loss.
Strength Training Makes You Stronger
Okay, this might seem like a given, but when you strength train, you build your muscles and make them stronger and better able to handle anything you throw at them. There are two types of strength training:
- Isometric Resistance: This involved contracting your muscles against a non-moving object, such as performing a push-up.
- Isotonic Strength Training: Involves contracting your muscles in a range of motion, such as weight lifting.
Strength Training Improves Your Balance & Coordination
Strength training isn’t just about gaining more muscle; it’s about improving your body mechanics. Your balance, coordination, and posture will improve the more muscle you have. In fact, strength training can reduce your risk of falling by as much as 40%.
Strength Training Prevents Disease
Just like any type of exercise, strength training can make you healthier. It can decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes, and reduce your chance of getting arthritis as you get older. Strength training also helps increase your bone density, so you’re less likely to experience bone fractures.
Strength Training Sharpens Your Mind
Some research suggests that strength training can help to improve your thinking and learning skills. It can also help you feel more confident and increase your ability to fight depression. Women who strength train report feeling more confident and capable.
Both men and women should add strength training to their weekly exercise routine. Not only will it change your body composition, it will help you feel better.