1. Burns more fat
Resistance training burns more calories overall than steady state cardio or high intensity interval training. Although you burner fewer calories while you are lifting weights than you will on the treadmill, resistance training will increase your metabolic rate for hours after. This means you will still be burning calories long after you have left the gym!
2. You can eat more
Weight training increases the density and size of the muscle. Having more muscles means your body can utilize more calories to build or maintain that existing muscle mass.
3. Stronger Bones
The pressure that weight training puts on your bones encourages your body to invest in making your bones stronger and more sturdy. This is especially important for women as they approach menopause and the rate of bone density loss increases. Increasing bone density will help protect against falls, breaks and fractures.
4. Stronger Immune System
The cellular changes that occur and allow the body to adapt and grow through resistance training have also been linked to improvements in immune function. Resistance training also helps to improve circulation, body temperature regulation and decrease Cortisol levels in the blood. High levels of Cortisol are known to suppress the immune system so the ability to decrease these levels with Resistance training is important for overall health.
5. Stronger Mind
The release of serotonin and dopamine that occurs in response to resistance training has a positive impact on mental health. Resistance training can be an important and effective treatment option for individuals suffering from mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
6. You will age better!
Improved circulation will keep skin, hair and nails in good condition. The maintenance of bone density through resistance training also results in fewer falls and breaks as you age, allowing women to remain independent for longer and get sick less.
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