The benefits of strength training

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