Lift Those Weights!

Hello Loyal Soup People! I’m written several times about the importance of exercise. Regular exercise is essential to all around health – from your brain, to your heart, and everything in between! However, weight training is often overlooked when it comes to many people’s exercise habits. I know so many runners and bikers who never lift weights. Weight training is essential to maintaining muscle mass, posture, disease prevention, fighting osteoporosis, mental health, and more. Focusing on cardio exercise simply isn’t enough.

If you belong to a gym, many offer one to two free sessions with a trainer to get you started. These days, thanks to You Tube and a plethora of phone apps, you don’t need to join a gym. There are plenty of body weight exercise routines that will keep you fit and healthy, and can be done in your own home. If you want to challenge yourself further, purchase a resistance band and a kettle bell. The possibilities for at home workouts will be endless.

The most important thing is that you exercise – BOTH cardio and weight lifting. We need to approach exercising like we do brushing our teeth. The day should feel incomplete without them!

*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!