7 Ways lifting weights can change your life


7 Ways lifting weights can change your life

Quick Bites

  • Lifting weights makes you focus better
  • It allows you to take stress optimistically
  • Lifting weights improve athleticism

One each of a heavy-duty dumbbell resting in both hands can definitely give you an edge over belly fat. More importantly, it can forbid the evolution of a lot of life-threatening diseases ranging from heart attack to anguishing limits of stress. Irrespective of whether you are looking for 20-inch biceps or not, lifting weights can be your heart’s calling before you leave the gym. What is more is that it can spur significant life changes that you perhaps will least expect.

Lifting weights can improve focus

The complexities of everyday living put us through multiple things at a time such as the social media, workload, an endless to-do-list. There is not one person engaged in the contemporary lifestyle who does not multitask. In such a scenario, what truly comes to rescue is the weight training section at the gym where you can leave everything behind and assume the task of achieving a singular goal, which is progress.

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Lower your diabetes risk

Everyone knows healthy lifestyle changes including managing your weight, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and abstaining from tobacco use can help you prevent diabetes. But you may not know that weightlifting, plays a significant role in preventing diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or risk factors, weightlifting can help regulate blood glucose. It aids in lowering blood glucose because it uses glucose for energy.

Prevents Back Pain

Sitting at your desk all day can cause back pain and stiffness. Weightlifting may help strengthen the muscles that support your spine. It will help to lessen the discomfort and prevent the damage caused by sitting all day. Start with just your body weight and then add resistance to increase the weight.

It will make you mentally stronger

When you feel stronger physically, you usually feel stronger mentally. Weight training helps you to push yourself and improve your performance. It will help you to focus more.

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Fight osteoporosis

As you age, you naturally lose muscle and bone mass, this is a special concern for women because their bones are smaller and can become dangerously weak by age. Weightlifting can help fight this, as your muscles and bones adapt the stress of weightlifting and become bigger and stronger.

Your clothes will fit you better

Nothing comforts like wearing an old pair of jeans. According to research, between the ages of 30 and 50, people lose 10 percent of their body’s total muscle and this loss of muscle is likely to be replaced by fat over a period of time. So a good reason to begin lifting those weights would be to stay in those pair of jeans the longest while you can.

You will take stress optimistically

Lifting weights will make managing stress a part of your lifestyle. No matter how heated the pressure is on you, lifting weights will keep you cool. According to many researchers, the fittest people are the ones who took stress the least painfully.

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Written by: Varsha Vats

Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Sep 27, 2018