Benefits of Weight Training

At one time, I was a one-trick pony about exercise, I did cardio. About 12 years ago I got this information from an open house at a health club. It made me think about weight training, which is how all changes happen with me – I mull it around and think about it. 

Slowly I began incorporating some weight training. I was hesitant because I didn’t think I would burn as many calories and get that sweet, sweet runner’s high. That idea slowly changed to as I got more informed and started practicing.

These aren’t just ideas now but tried and true. Give them a try – or at least think about them first and then try it.

Starting or continuing your weight training program is much easier if you know some of the benefits derived from weight training.

  1. Weight training tones your muscles, which looks great and raises your basal metabolism, which causes you to burn more calories 24 hours a day. You’ll burn more calories while you’re sleeping.
  2. Weight training can “reverse” the natural decline in your metabolism which begins around age 30.
  3. Weight training energizes you.
  4. Weight training has a positive effect on all of you 650+ muscles.
  5. Weight training strengthens your bones, reducing your risk of developing osteoporosis.
  6. Weight training improves your muscular endurance.strong
  7. Weight training will NOT develop big muscles on women…just toned muscles.
  8. Weight training makes you strong. Strength gives you confidence and makes daily activities easier.
  9. Weight training makes you less prone to lower back injuries.
  10. Weight training decreases your resting blood pressure.
  11. Weight training decreases your risk of developing adult onset diabetes.
  12. Weight training decreases your gastrointestinal transit time, reducing your risk for developing colon cancer.
  13. Weight training increases your blood lovel of HDL cholesterol (the good type).
  14. Weight training improves your posture.
  15. Weight training improves the functioning of your immune system.
  16. Weight training lowers your resting heart rate, a sign of a more efficient heart.
  17. Weight training improves you balance and coordination.
  18. Weight training elevates your mood.

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