Weight training isn’t all about muscle development. There is a lot more to it. Below are the top 18 reasons why you should engage in weight training, no matter what your body type is.
- Weight training helps tone your muscles, making them look great and increase your basal metabolism. With this, you continuously burn more calories 24 hours every day. Surprisingly, you will even burn more calories as you are sound sleeping. Now, isn’t that tempting?
- Weight training can help reverse the natural slowdown of your metabolism which begins around age 30. As we all know, our metabolism slows down when we reach the age of 30. This is why we tend to gain weight as we grow older. Prevent this from happening by training your digestive muscles to metabolize food quickly, every time.
- Weight training provides more energy. It gives you enough energy for you to last all day… and all night.
- Weight training moves, develops, and tones all your 650+ muscles. Wake up your dormant muscles and nerves by working them out once in a while.
- Weight training strengthens your bones and your joints, reducing your risk of developing bone problems such as osteoporosis and arthritis.
- Weight training helps improve your muscular endurance.
- Contrary to popular belief, weight training will not develop bulky muscles on females, just toned muscles! So if you feel like your arms and shoulders are too manly, tone them by doing the right weight training exercises.
- Weight training can make you active and strong. Strength and endurance gives you added confidence and makes performance of daily activities less troublesome.
- Weight training helps you prevent neck, low-back, and other spinal injuries.
- Weight training helps reduce resting blood pressure.
- Weight training helps decrease your risk of developing adult onset diabetes.
- Weight training helps decrease you chances of acquiring gastrointestinal problems and even developing colon cancer.
- Weight training helps increase your blood level of HDL cholesterol – the good cholesterol.
- Weight training helps improve and maintain your posture.
- Weight training helps develop the function of your immune system.
- Weight training improves the function and efficiency of your heart.
- Weight training improves your balance and coordination.
- Weight training elevates your mood. So, if you are constantly worries, anxious, depressed, or angry, weight training can also improve your emotional health aside from physical fitness.
Who says weight training is for bodybuilders only? If you would like to be physically and emotionally fit, now is the right time to try weight training.