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Why should you lift weights?

Feb 13th, 2017

Category: Fitness

Why should you lift weights?

Why should you lift weights?

Despite a prevalent allegiance to cardio machines for things like weight loss and overall health, strength training not only builds muscle but can prevent disease, improve mood and — really! — help you lose weight. Here are 13 smart reasons to include a little work with the weights into your fitness repertoire.

1: To Run Faster!
Or swim longer or bike harder or get better at just about any other athletic endeavor you fancy. Why? Because you’ll be cultivating stronger, more powerful muscles to then put to good use. Also, strength training can help prevent injuries in other athletic pursuits, by helping correct muscle imbalances that in turn throw your form — even just while sitting or standing — out of whack.

2. To protect your bones.
Weight-bearing exercise and particularly strength training is thought to increase bone density, reducing the risk of fractures and breaks among older adults.

3. To burn more calories.
Simply having more muscle on your frame helps your body burn up extra calories — even when you’re sitting completely still!

 

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