We all know cardiovascular exercise is good for our hearts and can burn calories and even fat if we work hard enough. However, we don't want to solely rely on cardio for our workouts. Be sure to include approximately 40-60 minutes of strength training into your week. Strength/resistance training will promote muscle gain, fat loss, will boost your metabolism, and keep you strong through your life. You can lose up to 5 pounds of muscle each decade if you refrain from resistance training. Start today! Go pump some iron at your gym or meet with an expert to teach you some simple ways you can incorporate strength training into your fitness regimen.