More than anything else, legitimately lifting heavy weights and placing a focus effort on conditioning your body builds a healthy lifestyle which can benefit you in a multitude of ways. Exercise in general is nearly always healthy for the body and regardless of your choice of style achieving goals is a healthy practice.
Women can earn just as many benefits as men when it comes to simply lifting progressively heavier weights.
Get More Muscles and Expend More Calories
In simple terms, our body processes calories far more easily when you increase your strength and lean muscle mass. As your muscles increase, they burn more calories to increase. Regardless of whether you build a large or small amount of muscle overall, conditioning the body in this fashion helps the body operate properly.
Weightlifting is one of the best strategies to help you lose weight in a healthy manner!
Effective Fat loss
Lifting weight increases your metabolic rate, actually helping you to burn fat whether you are currently training or not. By burning fats while you are actually lifting the weights and also after you have stopped, you become far more efficient at burning fat.
Continuously expending oxygen for hours and days after training is known as Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC), one of the most important concepts to understand when attempting to burn fat.
Activities such as DIY coolsculpting can help you remove fat quickly, but training will do much more for your body overall!
Increase in Energy Level
Although there will be an increase in your energy expenditure, even hours after training; a study that was published by the National Institute of Health actually suggested that with the chronic increase in the energy expenditure, energy balance and fat oxidation will continue to be positively affected regardless of training intensity.
Enjoy Quality Sleep
Indulging in strength training and weight lifting, you will immediately enjoy an improved, multi-faceted quality of sleep including: your ability to sleep faster, deeper, and have a smooth uninterrupted sleep.
Based on a study published in the International SportMed Journal, it has been suggested that High Intensity Interval Training or early morning resistance training are able to affect the duration and quality of your overall sleep.
Lifting weights can help women to reduce their risk of heart disease; as a pumping heart, trained through intense exercise, was actually approved as a good and healthy for people at risk from the American Heart Association. Although if you are new to training overall, you should still consult a doctor or physician before beginning.
It was also found through a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning that people who lift weights are certainly less prone to heart disease risk factors. Factors include:
- High glucose level
- High blood pressure
- High triglycerides
- Large waist circumference
One of the things that does come with age is the beginning of a loss of bone and muscle mass, with Post-menopausal women standing a higher risk of osteoporosis as a result of the body’s inability to secrete estrogen.
Indulging in heavy weight lifting and resistance training is a great way to lower the risk of osteoporosis and bone mass loss.
Relief from Stress
Generally, any good exercise will help relieve you stress. Researchers have discovered over and over for years now that people who engage in regular strength training of some form are better equipped to manage stress and respond better to the effects of highly stressful conditions. This engagement factor that has been proven multiple times cannot be ignored as a necessary detail to remember.
Whatever the reason you want to take-on resistance training or weight lifting, there really is no doubt you will be doing nothing but good for your body. Regardless of your goal, from becoming a better athlete, to maintaining overall health, there is no short lists of benefits you can receive when properly learning how to strength and/or weight train. Obviously, it is most important to train safely and within your ability levels, as you certainly cannot build anything at all if you are injured. Barring this, however, there is no doubting the overall benefits!