Why Lifting Weights is good for you
Lifting weights can seem a little intimidating sometimes, but there are some major benefits. including building muscle, burning body fat, strengthening your bones and joints, reducing injury risk, and improving heart health.
- Just like your muscles, your bones will get stronger when you lift weights. This can help prevent the onset of osteoporosis, and keep your bone strength up as you age.
- You reach peak bone mass in your 30’s, but regular weight-bearing activities can help slow this.
- You don’t need a gym! Resistance bands can provide the same benefits, and you can use them at home.
Regardless of how you add weight lifting, it’s important to be safe if you’re new to it. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you get started:
- Use proper technique. Having good form will help you avoid injury and set a solid foundation to lifting weights.
- Start light, and add weight as you get stronger. You may even decide to use resistance bands or bodyweight exercises first to get used to the movements and workout.
- Incorporate rest days between your weight lifting sessions. Taking a day or two off will allow your body time to recover. You can also alternate between upper- and lower-body lifting days to allow more time for your muscles to rest.
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