We bang on a LOT about the benefits of strength training at Goddess (for good reason!), but we don’t often talk about the cost of NOT doing it.

But we want to – not to make you feel guilty if you’re not already strength training, but to help you dodge the almost guaranteed consequences if you DON’T start soon (and it’s never too late)…

Because we know it’s all-too-easy when we’re on the hamster wheel of life to put things off that don’t feel urgent to us right now…

But if we put off strength training for too long, we’ll pay the price at some point, likely in one (or more) of the following ways:

  • Avoidable injuries: a lack of strength and stability can lead to painful, avoidable (and costly) injuries from the most mundane of daily tasks: putting on your seatbelt; picking up your kids; putting away shopping; gardening… get strong and bulletproof your body.
  • Poor posture: generally caused by a lack of  strength – and entirely avoidable. Strong core = better posture.
  • Brittle bones: falls are the leading cause of injury and injury-related deaths in adults over 65. And one in four women over the age of 60 are osteoporotic. Strong muscles = strong bones.
  • Heart disease: one of the leading causes of death for women over 40, heart disease is preventable through a healthy diet, regular exercise and being a healthy weight. Strength training has been shown to play a significant role in reducing the risk of heart disease. 
  • Dementia: Researchers have found that six months of strength training can help protect brain areas especially vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease up to one year later

So, we don’t want to scare you, but actually, we kind of do … because strength training now will almost certainly help you lead an easier, more fulfilling life later. 

And it doesn’t need to be complicated either. If you’re not sure where to start, send us a message, we’d love to help.