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The hidden benefits of lifting weights

The hidden benefits of lifting weights

August 24, 2018

The hidden benefits of lifting weights

Many gym fans integrate lifting weights into their fitness regime to build muscle and aid movement.

But, did you know that lifting weights has a range of hidden benefits for your health, fitness and wellbeing that you won’t want to ignore!

1. Make your bones stronger

Drinking plenty of milk isn’t the only way you get stronger bones! Weightlifting increases bone density and decreases the chance of women developing osteoporosis later on in life.

2. Reduce injuries

Getting on the weight platforms improves joint stability and builds stronger ligaments and tendons.

Ensuring you train safely can help decrease the likelihood of injuries in your day-to-day life.

3. Increase energy

If you’re lacking the motivation to get through the day, weight lifting (resistance training) releases endorphins that will give you a vitality boost and get you perked up for the day ahead.

Plus, you’ll get a better night’s sleep at the end of the day too!

4. Have a happy heart

Lifting weights lowers blood pressure and increases ‘good’ cholesterol and decreases ‘bad’ cholesterol.

5. Improve your metabolism

Weight training can help preserve and build muscle mass; the leaner mass you have, the higher your metabolism will be and the more calories you’ll burn all day long.

Keen to add weight lifting to your gym routine?  Don’t hesitate to speak to the SSP gym team.

If you’re a woman wanting to learn more about lifting, our female-only course ‘Girls Who Lift’ is designed to teach you how to add free-weights into your workouts and perform these exercises with confidence!

Our next Girls Who Lift course starts Thursday 20th September, click here for more information and to secure your spot.

If your lifting is affected by any discomfort or pain, and need guidance on how to overcome it, look no further than The Treatment Room

In The Treatment Room in Guildford we provide Sports TherapySports MassageOsteopathy and Physiotherapy with a key difference – our small, specialist team.

Click here to find out more about The Treatment Room

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