Strength

Adequate muscle strength allows you to deal with the demands of daily living without undue stress and helps protect your joints and muscles from injury. For example, strong core muscles (abdominal and back muscles) help support your back when you’re lifting and reduce the risk of back injuries.

Strength has practical benefits for:

  • Throwing objects
  • Transferring
  • Pulling and pushing objects
  • Getting up ramps and up and down steps

Strong muscles can lead to:

  • Improved mobility and enhanced quality of life
  • Ability to perform daily and occupational activities easily
  • Better posture
  • Reduced risk of developing osteoporosis
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Reduced cholesterol

(from Act Now BC)