Strength training during weight loss helps preserve and build muscles which
in turn helps maintain and even raise the metabolic rate. This can assist with
weight loss and weight maintenance in the long term.
Strength training also has many other health benefits such as improved
muscle tone, improved mobility and balance, increased bone density and a
general improvement in self esteem.
There are a number of different forms of resistance training including free
weights, weight machines, resistance bands or your own body weight.
Warning: Strength training can be dangerous if your technique is not
right. Make sure you have a proper assessment and program written by
a qualified exercise professional.