Benefits of Strength Training

To give you even more motivation I’ve put together this list of reason why you should incorporate strength training activities like lifting weight, bodyweight training and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) into your weekly workout schedule. Enjoy!

Weight Training, Body Weight Exercises and HIIT Benefits

  • Increase your metabolism: The more muscle you have the more calorie you burn, even when you sleep. Amazing! Check out my post about how muscles affect your metabolism.
  • Improve your health: Strength training can help you manage symptoms of chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, diabetes, obesity, in order to live a more independent lifestyle even as you age.
  • A stronger immune system: Exercise increases the production of macrophages; the cells that attack bacteria so you can heal faster. With consistent exercise, you can improve your immune system on a long term as well. A word of caution: Be careful as overtraining can also do the opposite. Health is all about finding that balance.
  • Appearance: Muscles take less space than fat, if you don’t know about this, read my article: Muscle versus fat. By increasing your muscle mass, you can look lean and toned and fit in your clothes better. Even if you have a thin frame you can create beautiful curves in your body.
  • Controls blood sugar and decreases the risk of diabetes: Muscle mass will help maintain a healthy weight and prevent long term disease. Part of the reason aging people experience a rise in their blood sugar is because of the loss of muscle mass.
  • Decrease your resting blood pressure: Strength training makes your heart stronger so it can pump more blood with less effort.
  • Physical performance: If you just get started, your nervous system might need up to 8 weeks to adjust to your new routine. After you will start seeing gain in strength and performance.
  • Decrease risk injury: When your body is stronger, mobile and flexible, your will decrease your risk of injury. When you do weight bearing exercises not only your muscles get stronger, but your tendons and ligaments will as well.
  • Live longer study from Tufts University found the more muscles you have the better your chances of a longer life. More than either blood pressure or cholesterol, muscle mass was determined to be the top biomarker for longevity.
  • To have more energy: When you are stronger, you can handle more. You will be better equipped to deal with life’s stresses.
  • Stronger bones: That’s right, resistance training even strengthens your bones!
  • To improve your posture
  • To elevate your mood and reduce harmful stress. When you workout, your body releases natural painkillers, opiates.
  • Sleep better at night, which helps everything.

If you don’t know how to get your strength training journey; contact a personal trainer or join a group fitness classes to help you boost your metabolism.

You can also check all the online pre-recorded package I offer that you can do at your own pace and at your own time…

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