6 Reasons why strength training is incredible for your health

Strength training plays a major role in keeping the muscles toned and supple. Besides that, it keeps your entire body in shape, boosts your stamina, and also ensures you maintain an appropriate body weight.

This is why strength training has become an integral part of all training programs across the globe and people have been leveraging the benefits for quite a while now. If you’re still unknown to the list of benefits strength training has to offer to you, you’re just at the right place. Without further ado, let’s dive straight in!

1. Increases muscle strength

This is the primary advantage of strength training. Working with weights tones the muscles of the body and helps build its endurance power. Further, you also need moderate strength to even practice dailyactivities like carrying heavy groceries, shifting homes, etc. Additionally, strength training also builds up the “athlete” powers in the body like speed, mobility, and stamina by boosting the existing muscle strength.

2. Builds up the bone density, and hence increases bone strength

The bones in the human body start losing generous amounts of calcium after the age of thirty, and if not taken special measures, it will eventually make bones weak. This is seen especially in females as they make up 80 percent of the cases concerning osteoporosis, that is, losing bone density.

Thus, keeping your bones strong and dense is also a major health benefit provided by strength training. Resistance and strength training induces some pressure on the bones which eventually increases their strength. It becomes stronger and denser, and with regular exercise, you can also get rid of all the bone-related health concerns, especially arthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.

3. Reduces abdominal fat

Abdominal fat, also known as visceral fat, is caused due to a number of reasons, including a poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, too much alcohol, and similar and is also the hardest to get rid of. The abdominal fat can also contribute to a number of harmful diseases like cardiac arrests, heart diseases, liver problems, type 2 diabetes, high blood sugar levels, and even cancers in some cases.

In strength training, the entire muscular framework of the body is involved and not just the limbs. Because of this, various investigations and studies have proved that strength training also plays a big role in reducing excess abdominal fat, and keeps the abdominal muscles strong and agile.

4. Prevents the body from harmful, chronic diseases

Strength training, besides building up the body and muscle strength, also helps to keep the body free from diseases. It contributes to proper blood circulation in the body, as strength training helps eliminate sugar from the blood.

This further also helps to keep the level of the hormone insulin in check and thus, prevents type 2 diabetes. It also accelerates weight loss and facilitates the proper functioning of the heart. Strength training indirectly helps to build up the immunity power of the body, as a result of which the body becomes healthy and fit.

5. Boosts the basal metabolic process

Strength training is included under one of the most intense workout exercises. It helps you burn a significant amount of calories (if you indulge in daily training) and as a result, it boosts the body’ smetabolism and spikes up the basal metabolic rate or BMR. This, in turn, helps in the smooth digestion and keeps digestive and metabolic health concerns away from the body.

6. Improves mental health

It is no surprise that physical exercise and workouts have proven to reduce stress and anxiety levels in the body and exercises including strength training. There have been a number of studies that have stated that strength training indeed, is a very effective way to reduce stress and anxiety. It requires total focus and dedication of the mind, like meditation, and helps you calm down after an intense session.

Strength training releases endorphins in the body, a hormone that lifts up the mood and creates a positive demeanor. If you’re confused about where to begin, you can start your strength training by spending some 30 minutes on commercial treadmills. Running plays a great role in improving mental health and is also considered a major component of strength training.

Over to you…

So, these were the notable benefits of strength training that you cannot miss out on. Other than this, there are several other benefits of strength training and the list seems endless but the ones mentioned above are the most prominent and you’ll be able to feel them within a week of training. So, now what’s the wait worth? Start your strength training today!

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