Lift Weights to Lose Weight

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Hi, I'm Dr. Wright. If you're not already including strength training in your workouts, you're missing more that feeling strong. Muscle work using free weights, elastic bands, machines, or your own body weight, like with push ups increases blood flow and keeps your system humming smoothly and that's not all, pumping iron also provides an instant energy boost.

Just 10 minutes a day, 3 times a week will increase your energy making you feel great, what's more, flexing your muscles can help you fight off a host of health threats from arthritis and diabetes to osteoporosis, heart disease, strokes and depression. Combining aerobic and weight training provides double the benefits.

They make belly fat disappear much faster that aerobics alone. That's because strength training builds muscle so you can burn more calories thorough out the day, think about this, a pound of fat burns one to three calories a day, but a pound of muscle incinerates 50 to 150 calories a day. So get moving, start pumping and prepare to look as good as you feel, or even better, for more ways to stay strong and slim watch all our smart tips.