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Cardio & Strength Training Health Benefits

Motivate Lake County has you covered, providing resources related to being active in Lake County, like our yoga studios, gyms and fitness centers, and other places for activity. Beyond letting you know where you can be active, we wanted to share the health benefits of both cardio and strength training. No matter who you meet, there are people who swear by strength training, and others who swear by lots of cardio. Here at Motivate Lake County, we know that both have incredible health benefits, so we wanted to share those with you!

Benefits of Cardio:

  • Safe weight loss and improved body image
  • Improved lung capacity, joint health, brain function and immune system
  • Clearer, healthier skin
  • Improved muscular function
  • Better sleep and increased mood and energy level
  • Increased aerobic capacity
  • Prevention or maintenance of high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes

Benefits of Strength Training:

  • Better joint flexibility and balance
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Stronger bones
  • Easier weight control
  • Reduction in chronic disease symptoms
  • Increased quality of life
  • Sharper cognitive function