We all know exercising is important but have your ever wondered why is it important?
So if you want to know the answer, then you must read this article.
Here are some 5 reasons why you should lift.
1- Burn more calories-
Do something first thing to get your metabolism stoked—try a circuit of the tried-and-true basics, like
jumping jacks, push-ups, crunches, and squats. The added oxygen will keep you alert, activate your heart,
lungs, legs and brain and even burn as many as 300 to 400 calories a day, he explains. Try doing 10
squats at the top of every hour, pump your AC a little earlier than usual to melt fat. Something that
might normally take you 2 minutes has now become a 10-minute activity, it kills off 89 calories. Make up
for the loss by doing manual tasks,For example, copy documents (12 calories), tidy your cube and water
your plants (15 calories total) and stand while filing (18 calories). An increase in skill difficulty
corresponds to the demand for higher mechanical energy.
2- Stronger core-
When you think “core,” the first thing that comes to mind is probably washboard abs, but there are
much more like abdominal muscles, the muscles in your pelvis and hips and around your spine support
your organs and stabilize your back. Pick an exercise program that focuses on body alignment and
overall core strengthening such as yoga, rather than just mindless repetition of crunches.
During pregnancy, 50 to 70 percent of women complain about back pain, and weak or tight core muscles
are often to blame. To stay pain-free, try the Cat and Cow stretch. Get down on hands and knees in a
tabletop position look up, and stretch the front of your body as you inhale (Cow), then slowly round
your back and look down as you exhale, being careful not to engage your abs (Cat). This will keep your
core strong and flexible without stressing the abdominal framework holding your baby.
Try eating more fiber to help keep your waste elimination system moving. Eat around the color wheel,
which means a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables.
3- Build muscles-
For muscle breakdown and growth to occur you must force your muscles to adapt by creating stress that
is different than the previous threshold your body has already adapted to. This is can be done by lifting
heavier weights, continually changing your exercises so that you can damage more total muscle fibers
and pushing your muscles to fatigue while getting a pump. After the workout is completed, the most
important part begins which is adequate rest and providing ample fuel to your muscles so they can
regenerate and grow.
There are 3 mechanisms that make muscle grow:
- muscle tension
- muscle damage
- muscle stress
Hormones are another component largely responsible for muscle growth and repair because of their
role in regulating satellite cell activity.
4- Boost self-esteem-
Lifting can help improve a person’s perceived body image. And while we don’t have a study to back this up, we think it feels awesome to track progress and see strength gains week after week.
- Life becomes simpler and lighter
- You’ll have more inner stability
- Less self-sabotage
- You’ll be more attractive in any relationship
- You’ll be happier
5- Get stronger bones-
Lifting will help bones toughen up, which can lower the risk for fractures. Your bones protect your internal organs and provide support for your muscles. Strong bones support your participation in social activities, such as dancing, and sports. Benefits of strong bones are:
- Lifestyle Support
- Athletic Performance
- Mineral Storage
- Fracture Prevention
- Bone Maintenance