Required to complete: do the indicated number of sets (you can spread them across the day).
Strength exercises are an integral part of a natural exercise regime. They help you build and maintain muscle mass and activate your muscles. More muscle mass means you’ll burn more fat while going about your daily activities. People with a good balance between muscle and other tissue also live longer and healthier. Strength is one of the most reliable indicators of longevity.
We advise you to do strength exercises at least 2-3 days a week (allow rest days as well). You determine how many reps you do in a set (make your sets challenging but not punishing).
You don’t need weights or gym equipment to do strength workouts. Some simple workouts include:
Many common exercises build strength. Below are some suggestions for alternative exercises to keep things fresh. The indicated times are equivalent to 6 strength sets.