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In addition to transforming your body with resistance training, it is more importantly for overall health.
Here are 5 reasons not to be afraid of resistance training:
Increase Muscles -> Increases Lean Muscle Tissues -> Increases Metabolism -> Blast Fat
Resistance training helps increase the amount of muscle mass in your body. With an increase in muscle mass, the appearance of cellulite is dramatically reduced. Also, the increase in muscle mass will boost your metabolic rate and turn your body into a calorie burning machine. Even while you’re sleeping, you’ll be burning more calories with an increase in muscle mass.
Stronger Bones & Reduces Risk of Osteoporosis
Lifting weights helps improve bone density and this is so important for post menopausal women. As females, the older we get, the greater the risk for osteoporosis. Strength training is an excellent way to combat loss of bone mass which will decrease the risk of osteoporosis.
Stress Relief / Mood Enhancer
Ever wonder why your mood is much better after a workout? Resistance training has been known for releasing endorphins which makes you feel good. It also reduces stress hormones in your body. Anyone suffering from depression should definitely give this a try.
It is widely known that physical activity is recommended for heart health. Resistance training produces an increase in blood flow in the body which helps the most important muscular organ in the body….your heart!
Look Sexy and Be More Confident!
Now why wouldn’t you start a strength program today!?!?!
Most of my activity in a week was cardio related. I cycled during the summer and, in the winter months, I used to run on the treadmill. However, in the past several months, my cardio dropped significantly and more recently (past few months) there has been zero cardio (with the exception of walking to and from work and to the restaurants in between). During this time, I have seen the most improvement or physical change in my body. It has been a goal of mine (for years and years) to have a more defined body with some definition in my arms, my abs and my legs. I can finally say that I have reached my goal and it was all accomplished from lifting heavy weights!