Weight training is not just about looking good. There are far greater reasons for lifting weights that go well beyond the realm of outer appearances.
I would actually go as far to say that weight lifting is far superior to cardiovascular exercise for improving health.
So, without further ado, here is why weight training should be a part of your life:
1. Less smoking: Interestingly, people who exercise regularly are less likely to smoke. Perhaps the time invested in exercise motivates people to not smoke. Or perhaps the limiting effects on smoking on the physical capabilities of the body is the main reason.
2. Decreased risk for diabetes: Weight training is perhaps one of the most powerful things you can do to reverse the ill effects of diabetes. This happens because when you lift weights your active tissues become super absorbent towards sugar as a result of more glut-4 transporters.
3. Better eating patterns: Regular gym rats are more likely to eat healthier. Now there are a lot of explanations for this. Maybe the investment in regular exercise is a very strong motivator for eating clean to reap the most benefit from the exercise.
4. Greater fat loss: The best way to lose fat quickly is to increase the amount of calories your burn every minute of every day. And the best way to do this is to increase your metabolism via weight lifting.
5. Better outlook on life: Weight training is a great way to ward off depression and the ill effects of stress. There are many physiological mechanisms by which this happens, suffice to say, however, that increasing testosterone with weight lifting will change the way you look at life on a profound level.
6. Ease of day to day living: This happens because as you get stronger, everything you do seems easier. All those daily tasks will seem to be so easy.
As you can clearly see, weight lifting is not just about aesthetics. There is much more to lifting weight than just looking good!
And don’t take too long to act on this information, because waiting too long will lead to procrastination.
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