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Why You Need a Set of Resistance Bands

By Genevieve Cunningham

When you’re ready to change your body and get fit, you’re probably going to look to various kinds of fitness equipment to get the job done. You may want to start lifting weights. You may want to buy a medicine ball or a series of kettlebells. There’s no doubt that all of the at-home equipment can get expensive! But as it turns out, there may be an easy, inexpensive option waiting. If you’re looking for the perfect at-home piece of equipment to help you get in shape, take a look at why you should get some resistance bands as soon as today.

They Can Work as Weights

Resistance bands are really good substitutes for regular weights. Why? Because resistance bands come with varying difficulty. The lightest bands are much like lifting a small weight. They may offer 3 or 5 pounds of resistance. The more difficult bands may offer 20 or 30 pounds of resistance. While they’ll never completely replace traditional weights, they’re a great option when you’re on the go or need an easy alternative.

They Can Be Added to Almost Anything

Resistance bands are easy to use. You can put them under your feet and do leg movements. You can use them for arm exercises. You can add them to almost any kind of workout. And while they won’t turn an easy workout into an intense one, they will add difficulty. If you’re looking to burn a few more calories with your normal routine, adding resistance bands is an excellent and effective choice.

They’re Great for Injury

Many people discover resistance bands when they’re recovering from an injury. Why? Because they’re gentle enough to allow you to work out while your body is still healing. The catch? You’ll need to ask a professional for advice. Doing the wrong exercise too quickly can exacerbate your injury. But doing the right moves and using resistance bands in the right way during injury can help you regain your strength and heal faster.

Resistance bands aren’t expensive, which automatically makes them a great choice for many people. And as an added bonus, they’re incredibly effective! Pick up a set of resistance bands at your local department store or sporting goods store today. With this one simple addition to your workout, you can increase the intensity and improve your health like never before.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lafayette, La.

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