Resistance training, weight training, pumping iron…. Whatever you want to call it, challenging your muscles is very important to your health and well being. There are many benefits to weight training and I will get to those in a moment. Our body which is made of skeletal bones would not be able to go about it’s daily activities without the use of our muscles. The old adage, “use it or lose” comes into play when speaking of our muscles.
You can receive the benefits of weight training or resistance training in an assortment of ways. You don’t have to be Charles Atlas or a body builder. You can use your very own body weight to challenge your muscles. A very inexpensive and effective way is by the use of resistance bands or rubber tubing. But the most common is through the use of weight or resistance machines designed to safely challenge your muscles. Dumbbells are also a commonly used form of exercise.
Below I have listed some of the many many benefits of resistance or weight training.
- Promotes bone health
- Increases muscle mass
- Increases strength
- Improves balance and coordination
- Decreases arthritis pain
- Decreases the risk of bone fractures by increasing bone density
- Increases energy levels
- Promotes better moods
- Helps in burning more calories
The benefits go on and on as to why each of us should do some sort of exercise to challenge our musculature system to keep it functioning at optimal levels.
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