Benefits of Strength Training

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

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Fitness is now all the rage. It has become an essential part of our lives. Each of us has a favorite mode of achieving our fitness goals, such as yoga, swimming, cardio, etc. However, including strength training with your regular workout is a huge plus. This blog will help you understand why you should practice strength training.

1. Balance Is at Ease!

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As we age, our muscles may grow weaker despite being active and consistent with our daily fitness routines. Slowly we might lose the balance we require to attain our daily activities. To avoid that, it is best to include strength training exercises that help you strengthen your muscles to achieve better balance at any age. With balance, one can reduce falls or injuries while performing exercises.

2. The Scale’s Under Control

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The icing on the cake with strength training is that it boosts your metabolism faster than any other activities you engage in. Muscle building increases your metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories. With the increased metabolic rate, calorie-burning lasts up to 72 hours. Is it not amazing that you can get the leaner look you are thirsting after in a long-lasting and healthy way?

3. Goodbye, Mr. Belly!

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Which is the most difficult fat to get rid of in the human body? Belly fat! As easy as it is to gain that abdominal fat, it does not reduce that quickly. However, strength training exercises effectively reduce abdominal and total body fat. So, by adding strength training exercises, you may not see the changes on your scale but do not forget to measure your waist to see the inches dropping at a rapid rate.

4. No More Weak Bones

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Can you imagine having a weak bone in you or growing one as you age? We all do, and we do not realize that our bone density grows old too. Though we say age is just a number, it does come at a price. Getting older is no reason not to wish to be on our toes. Who would like to be dependent on somebody? The correct answer is no one (here is hoping that no one thought otherwise). Strength training is at your disposal for this. It helps to rebuild your bones. Bone-strengthening can be achieved with strength training at any age.

5. Hello, Better Life!

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Strength training does not only help you balance and become stronger physically – it makes your mental health better. Aging is an unavoidable process that all of us face, but it comes with health risks and the mental disturbances of having poor health. With strength training comes the resistance required for better mental health. It can be attained at any age.

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So the essence of all this emphasis on strength training is not about getting the perfect swimsuit body (that is just a perk). Do it simply because it is an investment for your future – an investment in healthy bones. Practice makes a man perfect. Start strength training today so you can be the best, healthiest, and strongest version of yourself.

 


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