Leaves are falling, pumpkins adorn the porch steps, and the smells of bonfires fill the air. October is our beloved seasonal divider. It separates our fun in the sun and the holiday season.
Weigh in on the Benefits of Resistance Bands Health
KAYLA THOMPSON HopeHealth
As the holidays approach, exercise can sometimes seem difficult to fit into our schedules.
This month, I thought we could take a step back and look at a tool that might be beneficial for your fitness goals: resistance bands. A resistance band is basically a piece of rubber used as a hand weight. It provides the force that your muscles are working against.
Resistance bands come in many weights, sizes and shapes and can be easily incorporated into an exercise routine. Resistance bands have many advantages. The advantages of resistance bands include:
Cheaper than the weights.
Can be used almost anywhere and pack well for busy vacation trips.
User-friendly and versatile.
Can be used to stretch and strengthen your body.
Resistance bands are categorized by weight: the stronger the band, the better it matches resistance and weight. You can determine the weight by the color of the tape. There are thousands of bands to choose from, and most basic sets include three colors: red, yellow, and green. While companies label their groups differently, in general: