Overweight individuals are aided by this training; even at rest, muscles consume more calories than other body tissues, and with regular strength training the average metabolic rate increases by 15%. Training programs may also prevent and control prediabetes and diabetes; in a recent study of Hispanic man and woman, a 16-week program produced dramatic improvements in glucose control that are comparable to taking diabetes medication. Strength training builds bone density and lowers the incidence of fractures in osteoporosis patients. Weight training can also lift depression, and improve sleep quality.
For more information, visit