Resistance Band workouts only require a light weight, low cost resistance band to complete. Resistance bands are a form of strength training that causes your muscles to work against the resistance band to build muscle and bone strength. Strength training has many specific health benefits such as,
- Preventing osteoporosis and chronic disease
- Assisting with weight maintenance and weight loss
- Preventing falls and fall-related injuries
- Increasing in daily functional movement
Benefits of Strength Training are limited to the muscles worked, follow this whole-body Resistance Band workout to be sure to strengthen all of your major muscle groups.
Suggested Equipment: Resistance band
Workout Directions: Repeat each exercise 8-12 times, complete 2 sets, two times per week on non-consecutive days. Breathe throughout each activity, do not hold your breath. Inhale on the easy part and exhale on the hard part. Tighten abdominal muscles and maintain core strength during activities.
Participating in this activity is purely voluntary. If you are not regularly active, it is recommended to consult with a physician before starting physical activity.
- Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd Edition, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- The Many Benefits of Bodyweight Training, Southern California Health Institute
The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) delivers evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions through a combination of education strategies coupled with multi-level community changes that occur within the environment to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles.
This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).