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Benefits of Weight Training For Women

Updated: Jan 19


weight train·ing

noun

physical training that involves lifting weights


Raise Metabolism

The benefits of increasing your metabolism will provide you with more energy, aid in weight loss and keep it off, and help you experience quality sleep while burning more calories at bedtime.


The more intensely that you work out, the longer your body takes to recover. During the repair process, your body continues to burn additional calories. Your metabolism after exercise can stay elevated for as long as 15 minutes to 48 hours.


Boost Immunity

Moderate-intensity exercise can stimulate cellular immunity by increasing the circulation of immune cells in your body. In general, exercising at a moderate to vigorous intensity for 60 minutes or less is optimal for the immune-boosting benefits of exercise. If you do this daily or almost daily, your immune and metabolic systems continue to strengthen, building on previous gains.


Prevent Osteoporosis

When you exercise, you don't just build muscle and endurance. You also build and maintain the amount and thickness of your bones. Resistance training helps with osteoporosis because it strengthens muscle and builds bone. Studies have shown that resistance exercise increases bone density and reduces the risk of fractures.


Resistance exercise for osteoporosis includes:

  • Free weights or weight machines at home or in the gym

  • Resistance tubing that comes in a variety of strengths


Enhance Moods and Reduce Stress

Exercise releases endorphins which improve your mood, prevent pain, and fight depression. Women and women who strength train commonly report feeling more confident and capable as a result of their weight training.

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