Lift weights for HEALTH!
Everyone knows that weight training increases strength lean muscle mass, but here are some other interesting benefits that regular gym training will offer:
- Weight training reduces blood-glucose levels, body weight and improves insulin sensitivity. These factors contribute to the occurrence of diabetes and can be reduced with as little as 4 months of training.
- Just like aerobic training, resistance training can also cause an elevation of one’s mood state. This elevated mood state remains long after your session ends and has been shown to help treat depression.
- Lifting weights helps to decrease blood pressure and strengthens your blood vessels. The risk of stroke is reduced by 40% with weight training and this could save your life.