You’ve been walking and hitting your steps goal. That’s amazing! Ready to step it up? The Center for Disease Control recommends strength training twice a week to improve your health and keep your diabetes under control.
Strength training, also called resistance training, doesn’t have to include barbells and weightlifting. You can increase your strength, stability, and flexibility with resistance bands like these. They’re a simple, affordable way to build strength.
Resistance training helps with weight loss by increasing your metabolism and burn calories. It also improves heart health and glucose control, increases bone density and reduces the risk of injury. As always, exercise is the best medicine!
Benefits of Resistance Band Training:
Whole Body Exercise
Resistance bands can be used for a full-body workout that challenges every muscle group in your body.
Simple, but highly effective — resistance bands also boost stamina, flexibility, and range of motion.
When you do the same exercises repeatedly, your muscles will adapt. Resistance bands are an easy way to mix things up and challenge muscles.
Resistance bands come in a variety of weights including light, medium, and heavy to fit every fitness level.
Resistance bands are lightweight and can easily pack into a travel or work bag for quick on-the-go exercises.
Simple Resistance Band Exercises:
These moves are all easy to do and can be done in a small space—so they are a great way to ease into strength training. To start, do each exercise five times. As you get more comfortable, add more reps to each exercise. Always remember to go slow and controlled.
You will be surprised what you’re capable of—our bodies are tough and strong machines. The important part is to just get started!