10 Weight Training Benefits to a Happier LIFE
Are there any real benefits to lifting or training with weights, well all the research over the years as proven beyond doubt that lifting weights is one of the most beneficial health gains available today? The data is in and the results have been clarified… ‘Weight Training’ is officially beneficial to health.
What are the 10 benefits of Weight Training
- One of the most influential results from all this data clearly demonstrates that weight training boosts your immune system, this is important news for those who are getting older, because the older we become the less effective the immune system functions.
- There have been numerous studies that have shown clearly that weight training helps to boost your testosterone levels. Testosterone is the main contributor for muscle development, and as you get older your testosterone begins to drop affecting many body functions, which apart from muscle growth, affects the body’s ability to burn off fat and repair joints, tendons, ligaments, and cells, etc.
- Studies also show that weight training also helps to improve your cognitive functions. Have you ever noticed that when you are plagued with a problem, during your exercise you are better able to work out a solution to your problem?
- Better sexual performance. Because weight training boosts your testosterone levels it also has a direct effect on your performance in the bedroom. But be careful, because long duration workouts have the opposite effect, they indeed increase your levels of cortisol, which suppresses the levels of testosterone.
- Also weight training increases the release of endorphin’s, which make you feel good about yourself. Endorphin’s increase your self esteem, making you feel more confident, sexy, healthy, and positive.
- Weight training also improves your energy levels, helping you cope with your every day busy schedules, even having enough energy left over to help those around you.
- Weight training helps your mood swings. In this modern world of ours, stress is a common feature and weight training is a great way to relieve the stress or anxieties of life. Relieving the pressures of stress make you feel better and improves your home and social life.
- The research and data clearly shows that weight training can help to reduce the risks of disease. Weight training can help to reduce, or eliminate the risk of heart disease, obesity, some cancers, diabetes, and strokes.
- Weight training can also help you to remain young. In a world that is now fixated on remaining young, exercising with weights can dramatically help to improve muscle tone, flexibility, increased cardiovascular performance, and improves skin tone.
- All of this adds up to greater confidence in the way you look and feel, this feeds down to your friends and family, making you a lot happier and able to cope with life.
So there you have it, the research and data doesn’t lie, which is backed up by what I and my students have experienced over the years. The benefits to weight training, far exceeds the input required by a mile. Next time you go to the gym remember what you are about to gain from your weight training schedule.