Everyone knows that cardio burns calories, strengthens your heart, and can help you lose weight. However, many people overlook the importance of strength training, assuming it's only necessary for those who want to "bulk up." In fact, strength training should be a key component of everyone's fitness routine, whether you're young or old, male or female. Scroll down to learn about the many benefits of strength training.
We're already four months into 2016, so if you want to tackle a few races this year, now is the time to sign up, mark your calendar, and begin training. If you're new to running, check out a 5k (about 3.1 miles). When you're ready to bump up the intensity, go for a 10k (about 6.2 miles). More serious runners could try a half marathon (about 13.1 miles), while ambitious and strong runners might give a full marathon a go (about 26.2 miles). Whatever your aspiration, consider signing up for one of the many races in Kansas City 2016.
Are you someone who embraces any excuse to get out of a workout? When it's drizzling, do you cancel your run? If the forecast predicts an inch of snow, do you skip the gym? When the sun rises after 7:00 AM and sets before 5:00 PM, do you blame the darkness (and your work schedule) for your missed bike rides? To nip those excuses in the bud and enhance your fitness routine, invest in some home gym essentials. With a few basic pieces of fitness equipment, you can transform a part of your home into a mini, ultra-convenient gym.