Here are 5 Awesome reasons to get lifting for your next workout!
Pumping iron,Geeting your flex on you see no matter what you call it, extensive research suggests that strength training is important for boosting the overall health and well-being of people of all ages and fitness levels.
The health benefits far outweigh any qualms you might have about picking up those weights for the first time.Not convinced ?
With regular strength training , you actually improve the health and strength of your bones by improving or maintaining (depending on your age) your bone density. Lifting weights has even been shown to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and related fractures how cool is that .
2. Reduce risk of diabetes (and improve your quality of life if you have diabetes).
Strength training when I suggest done at around 2 or 3 times a week and at a moderate intensity helps prevent diabetes in a number of ways.
First and foremost, lifting weights helps improve the way the body processes sugar. Researchers have also found that weight lifting helps to improve insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control. Additionally, as stated above, resistance training improves heart health by controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which play a role in diabetes management. Researchers have also found that when people with diabetes lift weights, it can improve their quality of life, too.
3. You'll have lean muscle and look athletic.
Besides burning more calories and boosting your metabolism, lifting weights will also help you to lose your most stubborn body fat. When you cut calories and start exercising, your body has to pull energy to fuel your body from somewhere. When you're just focusing on dieting, the body uses fat for energy, but it also breaks down muscles for fuel (which is not a good thing). When you combine weight training with a reduced-calorie diet, however, you are actually helping to build and maintain muscle mass while you're losing weight. As a result, your body pulls more energy from your fat stores to keep you going, so you lose more fat while preserving lean muscle--a win-win!
4. You'll have laser focus.
Strength training has also been shown to boost brain health,it fires up the hippicus and a gives you a term know as brain plasticity .
5. You'll sleep better.
Sleep is your hidden superpower and performing resistance training (at least two hours before bedtime) has been shown to help prevent sleep apnea and help with insomnia. Not to mention that after a good weight-lifting session, it just feels good to hit the hay!
So what are you waiting for?
Pick up some weights to start reaping in these incredible health benefits today !