7 Ways Strength Training Will Change Your Life
You get married. Have a baby. Move across the country. Start going to night school so you can get a degree. Get a new job. All of these are life-changing events that make you a different person.
But did you know your life can change significantly just by regular resistance training?
That’s right—if you’re willing to commit to regular strength training, your life will change significantly in seven ways.
Here they are:
Change #1: Your Body Gets Stronger and Firmer
When you start strength training regularly, your body shapes up quickly. You'll want to enlist the help of a fitness professional like me to develop an appropriate strength-training regimen that is safe and effective to change your body for the better. When you look better, you feel better and more confident. But lifting weights isn’t just about looking good…
Change #2: Your Health Risks Drop
Want to reduce your worry factor significantly? Then start resistance training regularly. When you do, you’ll find your body has better defense against the common cold and other everyday sicknesses. But that’s not all. By being fit and staying healthy, you’ll be better able to sidestep countless "lifestyle" diseases that plague so many—from diabetes and cancer to heart disease and stroke.
Change #3: You’ll Have More Endurance
Ever just want to crash and burn after a hard day at work? Wish you had the stamina to go for a hike on the weekends? Lifting weights will help you improve your stamina so you can do just that. Once you’ve lifted weights for a while, your muscles grow stronger and you learn how to power through even when you’re feeling a bit tired. Improved physical performance, however, isn’t reserved for the outdoors.
Change #4: Your Sex Life Improves
Lifting weights will do a lot of good things for your body that benefit your sex life. One way strength training does this is by improving blood flow throughout your body, which is important for sexual function and can reverse ED. In addition, you will feel more confident and comfortable with your body.
Change #5: Your Brain Functions Better
With regular resistance training, your brain gets the blood flow necessary for optimal function and your brain even grows new cells! With your brain functioning at a higher level, you’re ready to be more alert, focused and productive.
Change #6: You’ll Be Happier
Life is not easy sometimes. And when it comes at you full force, the stress can be too much. When this happens, you may find your mood spiraling down. Lift weights regularly, and you’ll experience something the prescription-producing world doesn’t want you to know. Resistance training helps you fend off the funk and can change your mood fast.
Change #7: You Practice Living in the Present
It is good to plan and know what you’re doing with your day and your life. However, if you spend most moments worried about the future, you’re missing out on something very important: the here and now. When you are resistance training, you’re forced to focus on the task at hand. "Every rep counts" means that you are focused on the present moment and making each repetition a quality movement. When you live in the moment, it can translate to increased overall life satisfaction and happiness.
Resistance training doesn't have to be a complex workout or a big production. You don't even need a gym or fancy equipment. A simple and effective home workout could be done in just 10-30 minutes to start.
At Healthy Habits, our workouts (personal training and group classes, virtual and in person) focus on resistance training for your entire body (plus cardio and flexibility) so that you get the biggest bang for your time investment.
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