There are many benefits to lifting weights for both men and women. Unfortunately, a lot of women fear they will get bulky or look manly if they lift weights. We explore the positive benefits of lifting weights.
Weight training builds muscle and burns fat. The more muscle you have, the more fat your body burns while at rest.
Ease Joint Pain
Lifting weights increases your bone density which means you are less likely to develop conditions like osteoporosis later in life. Having strong muscles also takes pressure off your joints and can prevent pain in the hips, ankles, and knees.
Improve Heart Health
Lifting weights can increase your cardiovascular health. In a study by Appalachian State University, people who performed 45 minutes of moderate-intensity lifting lowered their blood pressure by 20 percent!
Lifting weights has been shown to help you recover from stressful events better. Lean body mass makes it easier for your blood pressure to return to normal after a stressful event, taking a load off your heart and arteries.