Developing your muscle strength is one of the most effective ways to recover from and remain protected against pain and injury. When you perform strength training, it not only results in increases in strength of your muscles, but also the soft tissues that make up your tendons, joints and bone. This makes them healthier and more resilient to injury.
So how often should you do a strength programme, and for how long?
Twice per week for 45 minutes to one hour will afford you a lot of benefits and is recommended by health organisations. But if you struggle for time, you can break it up into more frequent and shorter sessions.
The great news? If you don’t have access to a gym, we provide Stay Strong and Healthy programmes that you can do at home, with no equipment. If you haven’t got one already, just download the app and with a couple of questions you will be all set up.