When I first laid eyes on mature ladies lifting heavy weights at powerlifting competitions I was pleasantly surprised. Yes there were many
8. Helps maintain a healthy weight.
Hitting the weights leads to an increase in lean muscle mass, which in turn burns more body fat. The beauty of weight training is that it keeps burning calories even while you’re at rest for up to 48 hours afterward.
7. Weight training makes you feel good, literally.
It’s true that exercise helps your brain create endorphins and there is no exception for weight training, releasing those
6. You’ll be functionally stronger
It’s true that you’ll find it easier to move the furniture but your everyday life will be easier as well. Even smaller jobs like doing the shopping will feel easier with a bit
5. Social Outlet
Whilst this might not be true for everyone, definitely for many people who lift find it to be a great boost to your social life. This is especially true if you’re in a positive gym environment (why would you go anywhere else?)
4. Great for your heart
Cardio isn’t the only way to a healthier heart, weightlifting also helps maintain great heart health increasing blood circulation throughout the body.
3. Helps Prevent Osteoporosis & Arthritis
Progressive overload and resistance training
2. Strengthens Joints
Just like strengthening the bones, resistance training also helps strengthen the tendons which in turns makes your joints stronger.
1. It’s Anti Ageing
As they say use it of lose it, and not only will lifting the weights make sure that you give it your best shot of preventing and reversing the aging process. Obviously all the other benefits are going to help improve your health which in turn is going to help with your sense of wellbeing.
So next time you think of exercise for fitness, put weight training at the top of your list.