We have all heard it before; how important cardiovascular exercise is for our health, and how it helps us burn those unwanted calories sitting around our waistline. But cardio is only part of the equation. For a balanced exercise routine, strength training is necessary. Although most of us associate strength training with bodybuilders, the fact is, the benefits of strength training will benefit everyone!
If there was something you could do to improve your health, help you lose weight, increase the strength of your bones, make feel better, and look better, we bet you wouldn’t hesitate to give it a go, right?! Well, not only will strength training do all that for you; strength training has a number of other health benefits! Here are some of our favourite Strength Training Benefits:
Lifting weights will burn calories! Not only burn them off you will maintain that weight loss too! By incorporating weight-training into your exercise routine, you will increase your metabolic rate, and burn more calories throughout the day. This will help you sustain weight loss too.
Improves Your Mood
You will see things in a better light, as it improves your mood. When we incorporate strength training we start to feel better and happier. Strength training increases the natural opiates that the brain produces; our endorphins, which will is the chemical that makes us feel good. Strength training has also been proven to help you sleep better!
Strengthens Our Bones
For strong bones you need muscle mass. We start to lose bone strength and muscle mass quite rapidly, as early as the start of puberty; at a rate of 1 percent every year. We know that consuming dairy foods builds and maintains our bones, but strength training does the same thing. When we incorporate strength training, we have to use resistance to create muscular contraction, putting our muscles under stress. When our muscles are under a state of stress, we begin to improve the strength of our muscles. This stimulates bone growth.
All of TYMC clubs and programs offer strength training. If you would like to find out more about our training or join in one of our many strength based sessions click here.
Disclaimer: Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss. Consult with your health care processional before beginning any diet or exercise regime.