How Strength Training At Any Age Can Help Change Your Health
Strength Training has been scientifically proven to burn fat and increase muscle – both of which expand your lifespan. But, not all exercise regimens are effective, because they’re rarely connected to an overall, physician-driven health plan. At Confidia™ Health Institute, your Fitness & Strength Training program is custom-created to the evidence of your body, overseen by physicians and certified trainers, with access to state-of-the-art facilities within the Institute.
Symptoms & Conditions
Fitness Training is For Everyone
Strength training has benefits for everyone – regardless of your age or activity levels. After turning 30, age-related muscle loss – called sarcopenia – causes the average adult to lose 3-5% of their muscle mass. This continues at the same percentage each decade of your life, and increases if you have a more sedentary lifestyle. Strength training can also help with weight loss and general fitness.
Confidians report that Fitness & Strength training has helped them with a variety of “common conditions,” including:
- Continual fatigue or exhaustion
- Increased weight or obesity
- High blood pressure or high cholesterol
- Irregular heartbeats
- Inability to perform daily actions
- Foot, knee, hip and back pain
Inside The Science
Whole Body Composition
One of the many diagnostic tools used in the data-gathering of your body science is a whole body composition scan. This advanced analysis determines body fat percentage, muscle mass percentage and visceral fat. Once you begin your custom training program at Confidia, the whole body composition scan will again be used to track – and to prove – your progress. In addition to the clear data about your improvements, the whole body composition scan helps the Confidia Health Institute team make any adjustments to further optimize your plan – the third pillar of our proprietary A3 Process.
How You Build Muscle
Building muscle is the single best way to lose weight – at any age – because it burns fat and increases your base metabolic rate. When you exercise, you create microscopic rips and tears in your muscles. Your body then fills in these spaces with new muscle cells, which help you grow stronger. Over the course of time, however, your body naturally plateaus – so a plan that balances repetitions, weight, variety, duration, and intensity becomes vital in building muscle. Unfortunately, if this plan is not built by a certified trainer in close collaboration with your primary care physician, your workouts might lead to ineffectiveness or injury.
How many times have you started, and then stopped, a fitness plan because you had an injury? The Confidia approach to Fitness & Strength Training is about improving your body forever – by making a plan that fits the specifics of your body and doesn’t lead to injuries. Our certified trainers work with you on proper technique, including form and breathing, and connect you to diet and nutrition insights that build True Health.
If you’re wondering whether a fitness plan can be created that finally gets you long-term results, schedule a True Health Evaluation™ today.
Benefits of Exercise
Regular exercise has many benefits, for both physical and mental health. Regular moderate exercise has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease, increase longevity, improve productivity, and enhance mood. Exercise can also help:
Proper workouts put healthy stress on the body. At younger ages, exercise helps build bone density and strength. As we age, bone density naturally decreases, leading to osteoporosis. However, exercise can help slow osteoporosis, especially in senior adults.
Exercise can help boost energy levels in people with a variety of medical conditions, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The act of simply getting up and doing something can help with energy levels, especially if it becomes part of your daily routine.
Exercise releases endorphins, which are a key hormone and neurotransmitter in the feeling of happiness. Over time, exercise can actually alter the brain's chemistry to produce more endorphins – think of the term “runner’s high” – helping you stay happier in general. In addition, working out helps you look and feel better by shedding extra pounds and turning fat into muscle.
There have been many studies that show the link between exercise and mental health. For example, many children score better on tests after gym class than before. For adults, exercise can help with clarity of mind, general demeanor, and the ability to handle stress.
Exercise uses large amounts of energy, and the body needs to recover afterwards. Both of these lead to more effective relaxation and sleep patterns. Exercise also works out “knots” in your muscles, which helps with relaxation, sleep and overall comfort.
Combined with a balanced – and lectin-free – diet, fitness & strength training can lead to significant weight loss results. The Confidia Health Institute team – primary care, fitness and nutrition professionals – work together in a custom, evidence-based plan that gets you to the proper weight for healthy living.
Why Confidia is Different
- Fitness & Strength Training is a service performed directly by certified training professionals on the Confidia staff – and is connected to the other primary care and specialty services that are part of your personal care plan.
- No more exercise programs that aren’t specific to your body, and that cause injury in the process: Confidia Fitness & Strength Training is created for you with scientific data and the expertise of our primary care physician and certified personal trainers.
- On a monthly basis, a whole-body composition scan will assess the effectiveness of your workout regimen and will provide data to further optimize your workouts.
- Your Fitness & Strength Training can be done right inside the state-of-the-art training centers within our Institute locations.
Start with a True Health Evaluation™. Become a Confidian Today.
To begin building True Health through a custom training program, start with a True Health Evaluation. During this introductory session, we’ll cover all aspects of your health history, workout habits, and fitness goals – and reveal how to optimize your health.
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