Many still believe that if they lift weights or perform resistance training, then they will start to look like a bodybuilder. This couldn't be further from the truth, unless of course you are lifting heavy weights five times a week, and eating a very lean, high protein diet.
By adding resistance training into your weekly routine, you'll find many benefits, and they include:-
# boosts your metabolism, and increases lean muscle mass
# lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing visceral fat, and in turn, inflammatory proteins and hormones which can damage blood vessels
# Controls blood sugar levels, which lowers the risk of diabetes
# reduces the risk of injury but improving function, balance, and coordination.
# improves symptoms of clinical depression and anxiety through the release of endorphins and endocannabinoids.
# improved flexibility and mobility
# prevention and management of osteoporosis
# enhanced cognitive function by improving blood flow to the brain