Resistance training, also known as strength training or weight lifting, involves exercising with weights or other forms of resistance to increase muscle strength, endurance, and size. Here are some benefits of resistance training:
Increases muscle mass. This is particularly important as we age, as we tend to lose muscle mass and strength.
Improves bone density
Resistance training can increase your metabolism, helping you to burn more calories throughout the day.
Improves posture by strengthening the muscles that support your spine and help you maintain good alignment.
Reduces the risk of injury
Enhances athletic performance by increasing strength, power, and endurance.
Improves overall health: Resistance training has been linked to improved cardiovascular health, reduced risk of chronic disease, and better mental health.