Benefits of Strength Training for Weight Management

 Weight management can be helped by increasing muscle mass and resting metabolic rate.

Increased Muscle Mass

Building muscle through strength training increases metabolism. Your body burns more calories even when you're not exercising.

Enhanced Metabolism

While aerobic exercise burns calories during the activity, strength training helps lose weight over time. Building lean muscle improves your body's ability to burn fat for energy.

Fat Loss

Strength training improves insulin sensitivity, which helps manage blood sugar. Improved insulin sensitivity may aid weight loss and type 2 diabetes prevention.

Improved Insulin Sensitivity

Maintaining muscle mass increases resting energy expenditure (REE), or calorie burn. This improves energy balance and weight control.

High Resting Energy Spending

Strength training boosts fat oxidation for fuel. This improves fat metabolism, which aids weight loss.

Enhanced Fat Oxidation