You’ll burn more calories:
Weight training not only helps you build more muscle mass, but it can also help burn a lot more calories that your body normally would. During strength training, and even hours after it, your body continues to burn more and more calories. A considerable increase is noted in oxygen intake of the body. This is known as Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption or EPOC.
If you train regularly, your body will always be burning more calories; while you’re brushing your teeth, browsing through Facebook or writing an article.
Remember, more muscle = more calorie expenditure.
You’ll sleep better:
Weight training can severely impact your sleep. It can help you sleep better, deeper and faster. According to a study published in the International SportMed Journal, morning weight training or high intensity training greatly affect the quality of sleep and lengthen the time of sleep.
You’ll have stronger bones:
Weight training helps develop stronger bones and leads to increased bone density, decreasing the chances of developing osteoporosis later on in life. Thus, weight training can be extremely beneficial for women, especially for postmenopausal women, who are a greater risk, as their bodies no longer secrete oestrogen.
Moreover, studies have shown that weight training is more effective at building bone strength than aerobic exercises.It also promises a healthier heart.
The earlier you start, the stronger your bones will be, the less chance you have of developing bone conditions!
You’ll be happier!
Apparently, yoga is not the only type of exercise that improves mental health. Almost all forms of exercise can help relieve stress. However, weight training works especially well for some women, as it makes them feel confident and much more stronger, both mentally as well as physically.
When you’re regularly training, you can see a considerable improvement in your body. You feel stronger and can lift heavier each time, which can be extremely satisfying and motivating. Weight training, thus, boosts your self-esteem and can make you feel much better about yourself.
Your body shape will change:
Weight training can change your body shape. It slims you down, gets you those curves and helps avoid the “middle-age spread.” While aerobic exercises help you lose weight, it can be fat as well as muscle loss. But weight training helps shape your muscles, giving you the desired body shape. Additionally, the chances of women bulking up is also very less due to the lack of the muscle-building hormones. Strength training also improves your posture!