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Why Strength Training is Important for Women

As women age, hormonal changes cause loss of bone mass, putting them at risk for osteoporosis, decreased muscle mass and the chance of a serious bone fracture.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation:

  • Of the estimated 10 million Americans who have osteoporosis, eight million—80 percent—are women.
  • Approximately one in two women older than age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
  • A woman’s risk of breaking a hip is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.

But there is good news. A strength training program will not only strengthen bones, but also either reduce the chance of osteoporosis or slow down its effects. Building muscle helps protect joints and boost balance and coordination, no matter what your age.

Only about 20 percent of women practice strength training weekly, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Women of all ages should consider starting a strength training routine and it’s not complicated to start.

  • Use your body weight as resistance. Try push-ups, squats and bicep curls.
  • Use free weights: This means anything from dumbbells at home to weight bars and barbells at the gym.
  • Do circuit training. This is a form of resistance training using high-intensity aerobics to build strength and muscular endurance. Most gyms offer machines that target different muscles in the body.
  • Use elastic exercise bands
  • Practice yoga and pilates

Check with your health care provider before beginning any weight-lifting routine. Generally, people choose a resistance level that makes the muscles feel tired after eight to 12 repetitions. Begin with one set of repetitions and work up to two or three sets of repetitions over time.

At M&M Physical Therapy, we always recommend consulting with your physical therapist or physician before embarking on an intense exercise program

Call us today to schedule your appointment 856-234-4600.

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If you are looking for an experience focused on you, with people who genuinely care about you and your success at physical therapy, then look no further!

- Michelle B.

I now have an understand that getting healthy is not only physical but mental. M&M Physical Therapy made all the difference in my recovery.

-Craig S., Mt. Laurel

Twice M&M helped me... one time with thoracic back pain and the other with a herniated disc...both times I found the staff to be knowledgable and enthusiastic ...in my line of work in law enforcement I have to be 100%..they got me to my goal in a realistic amount of time.

-Tim

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The Golf Performance Institute (GPI) was founded by Physical Therapists and certified Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) instructors with over 10 years of industry experience. The only indoor Golf Performance Center in South Jersey, GPI combines state-of-the-art technology with the best local PGA Professional golf instructors and TPI certified golf fitness instructors. We also have a robust Junior Golf Program, which utilizes technology and data collection to help young golfers develop and improve. This junior training program is widely successful in other parts of the country and will be the first of its kind in New Jersey.

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M & M did a great job providing therapy for lower back pain. The Physical Therapist, Dave, was very easy to work with and eager to answer any questions I had about the condition or the treatment. The M&M office is clean and bright and the M & M staff are pleasant and friendly. After completing the treatment, I have been able to resume normal activities and I am pain free. Thank you M & M!
– Rich

I can’t begin to explain how amazing the care is at M&M. Brett, Ruth and Steve value relationships, and are a breath of fresh air in the medical field. During my time with Brett, he showed that treating your injury is just the first step. He focused on building a relationship with me, understanding my life and the stresses that I’m going through, and felt more like meeting with a trusted friend then a doctor’s appointment. I recommend everyone to give M&M Physical Therapy a try if you need an amazing group of physicians that will ensure that you recover quickly, give you personalized advice, and value ethics and customers more than anything else. They truly are the greatest group of physical therapists around! – Tim

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