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Incorporating weight training to your workouts

Using light weights in your workout can be beneficial for many reasons.
Please notice that I saidlight weights!
Unless you are planning to compete in body building events, there is no reason to load your joints past the therapeutic level of weight training.   

Years ago, I worked as an aerobics instructor at the YMCA also and enjoyed workouts in the gym.   It was painful to see so many people picking up weights that were way too heavy for them and watching their form deteriorate, which meant pain and injuries were inevitable.

How does exercise help me and how do I start?

Many clients come in to their session asking about exercise, stretching and other forms of movement.    I once heard that stretching is another form of massage since it helps increase blood flow to the muscles and their attachments and I think that statement sums it up very well.    Just think how nice it will be to enhance your massage benefits with some simple lifestyle changes?
Plan out your strategy for your new exercise routine.   Maybe begin with 5-10 minutes of gentle stretching then go for a 20 minute walk.
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