The importance of regular exercise is well-established for good health. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), adults should include strengthening exercises into their regular exercise program at least two to three days per week. Dr. Mary Sanders, a certified Exercise Physiologist and Fellow of the ACSM, recently published an article on incorporating stretching and strengthening exercise with Thera-Band® elastic bands. Dr. Sanders noted a recent survey of personal trainer members from the IDEA organization that reported resistance bands as the second most frequently used piece of equipment by 97% of respondents.

In her article, Dr. Sanders provided a “no excuses” approach to exercise. Workouts at home or in the office can provide flexibility and strength training, eliminating the need for a gym or expensive equipment. Download and read her article here.

REFERENCE : Sanders, M. Muscle up and stretch out! ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. 15(2):33-39.

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