How does weight lifting benefit you?
Weight lifting has a HUGE range of benefits. there are so many that it's really difficult to get into, but from a really vague and brief perspective, we'll give it a try.
- Increased strength
- Burns calories
- Improved balance
- Improved flexibility
- Functional strength
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Reduces the risk of arthritis and increases bone density
- Increases metabolic rate
- Reduces risk of injury
- Mental health benefits (from endorphin release and managing stress and anxiety)
These are all extremely valid points and just a selection of the vast list that is available. Weight lifting is an awesome thing to get into if you can do it properly, regularly and safely, and it offers a range of benefits that you just can't get from a lot of other exercises. there is so much variation to it too that means it's perfect for pretty much anyone of any fitness level, there's something for everyone really.
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Here's a look at what you need to be doing to get to your own personal goals and see what's best for you:
I hope this helps!