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What are benefits of strengthening exercises?

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Exercises for your lower back and abdominal muscles stabilize your spine, allow proper spinal movement, and help with posture.

Working hip and leg muscles helps you safely lift objects from the floor using your leg muscles rather than those in your back.

Strengthening exercises also build muscle mass. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn all day.

These moves also lower blood pressure and help cholesterol levels, and help make your bones stronger.

SOURCES:

Mazur, L. , July 1993. Sports Medicine

PBS.org: "Strengthening Exercises: What You Need to Get Started."

MedicineNet: "Exercise Strength and Endurance Levels."

American College of Sports Medicine.

CNN.com.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Mazur, L. , July 1993. Sports Medicine

PBS.org: "Strengthening Exercises: What You Need to Get Started."

MedicineNet: "Exercise Strength and Endurance Levels."

American College of Sports Medicine.

CNN.com.

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on June 12, 2018

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