Monday, February 15, 2010

Reasons Why I Need to Lift Weights

Posted by Cecile at 2/15/2010 08:06:00 PM

While surfing the net, I came across a website that interests me most. Ten tips written by Elizabeth Quinn on how lifting weights can be beneficial to my health. Here they are:

1. You Will Be Physically Stronger...weight training can increase a woman’s strength by 30 to 50%.
2. You Will Lose Body Fat...average woman who strength trains 2 to 3 times a week for 2 months will gain nearly 2 pounds of muscles and will lose 3.5 pounds. As your lean muscles increases so does your resting metabolism, and you burn more calories all day long.
3. You Will Gain Strength Without Bulk...women typically don’t gain size from strength training, because compared men, women have 10 to 30 times less of the hormones that cause muscle hypertrophy.
4. You Decrease Your Risk of Osteoporosis...weight training can increase spinal bone mineral density by 13% in 6 months.
5. You Will Improve Your Athletic Performance.
6. You Will Reduce Your Risk of Injury , Back Pain and Arthritis.Strength training not only builds stronger muscles, but also builds stronger connective tissues and increases joint stability.
7. You Will Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease...weight training can improve cardiovascular health in several ways, including lowering LDL (bad) Cholesterol, increase HDL (good) cholesterol and lowering blood pressure.
8. You Will Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes... weight training can increase glucose utilization in the body by 23% in 4 months.
9. It’s Never Too Late To Benefit......strength improvements are possible at any age.
10.You Will Your Attitude and Fight Depression.
A Harvard study found that 10 weeks of strength training reduced clinical depression symptoms more successfully than standard counseling did.

I am pretty sure when I follow these tips, I would lost weight, lower my bad cholesterol, lower my blood sugar level and stabilize my blood pressure.


Dhemz on February 16, 2010 at 10:58 AM said...

thanks for sharing the infos teCes...I need to get in shape...dako na kaau akong!

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