Surprising Benefits Of Lifting Weights

Health

By Atharv Sharma
Published Jan 02, 2022

Hindustan Times

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Weight training is defined as any physical activity in which you utilise your own body weight or equipment to increase muscular mass, strength, and endurance

Lifting weights has numerous advantages beyond acquiring strength and the ability to flex your muscles

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Here are some surprising advantages of lifting weights as a part of your workout regime

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Increases strength

Weight training aids in the development of strength and increases athletic performance

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Raises metabolism

Weight lifting burns a lot of calories, and the increase in muscle mass means your body burns more calories even when you're not exercising

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Elevates mood

Being able to lift heavy objects in weight training can raise your self-confidence and improve your mood

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Improves posture

Lifting weights helps you straighten your spine, and stretching your back will help you align your posture properly

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Lowers risk of injury

Lifting weights increases the strength, range of motion, and mobility of your muscles, ligaments, and tendons, as well as providing additional injury protection

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Burns fat

Exercises that involve lifting weights are an excellent way to burn fat from the abdomen, sides, and legs swiftly

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Improves cognitive function

Lifting weights helps improve coordination as it requires the brain to better process the movements

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