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3 Reasons You Need to Lift Weights

By Virginia Laird

When exercise crosses your mind, are you thinking cardio or does it include lifting weights? For those who are already immersed in the workout world, it is clear the necessity of weights as a part of a routine to maintain overall wellness and body composition. A few reasons you should make sure you lift weights include:

  • Weightlifting burns calories long after the workout
  • Lifting weights can help tone the muscles of the body
  • Weightlifting helps protect the bones

Weightlifting Burns Calories Long After the Workout

One of the many reasons fitness professionals praise weightlifting is its ability to help the body burn calories long after the workout is complete. Health and wellness professionals advise those wanting maximize their exercise time should always include some sort of weights. Research suggests those who experience rapid weight loss and are able to maintain it, generally have a routine that includes lifting weights. If you would like to reap this benefit, it is high time to begin lifting weights. For those who are not (or have never been) familiar with techniques that prevent injury while lifting weights, it is wise to seek the help of a fitness professional prior to adding this to your workout.

Lifting Weights Can Help Tone the Muscles of the Body

If you are looking for a way to tone the muscles of your body, or look better in your clothes, it is time to start lifting weights. Lifting weights helps burn fat off the body as well as tone the muscles of the body. Those who lift weights have a leaner build and a lower body mass.

Weight Lifting Helps Protect the Bones

Research suggests that lifting weights can help you protect your bones from fractures and other issues that show as you begin to age. Working out with weights can help build muscle mass around the bones as well as increase bone density. Health and wellness experts advise those who have not lifted weights in a long time to begin slowly adding them into their workout routine. This can help you be more successful in your routine.

Now you are ready to begin making the most of your workout by adding weights regularly. You will love the benefits that come when adding this exercise.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Beaverton, Ore.

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