Aerobic activity (running, walking, swimming, etc.) is essential for weightloss, but many are unaware of the benefits that come from strength training.

Strength training helps you lose and keep off extra fat. It helps increase your resting metabolic rate (RMR), which is the pace your body burns calories at rest. Your RMR is closely linked to the amount of muscle you have; adding muscle will significantly increase your RMR. One pound of muscle will use 350 to 500 calories per week to survive, while one pound of fat only uses 14 calories!  You will burn more fat throughout the day when your metabolism is boosted. Strength training for 2-3 days/week for 30 or more minutes can produce long-term results. 

Try this! Use thisexercise to strengthen both the upper and lower body!! 

Grab an exercise band with an overhand grip and stand on it with feet hip-width apart. Lower your hips until your thighs are as close to parallel to the floor as possible. Position hands at shoulder height. Push up to standing while extending your arms straight overhead.