Let’s move the focus from wanting to be “skinny” and instead let’s focus on being strong – strong mindset, strong health and strong body.
If not to feel strong but for those mundane tasks of:
- carrying the groceries into the house
- being able to pick up your child (without hurting your back)
- to even get yourself up out of bed in the morning.
As we get older our muscle mass decrease, I’m sure you have heard the phrase ‘Use it, or you’ll Lose it‘. Well, I’m here to tell you why adding strength training to your weekly workout is important & can change your life significantly.
That’s right—if you’re willing to commit to strength training, your life will change significantly, here are a few ways:
Change #1: Definition
This one’s obvious for anyone who has ever stepped inside a gym. When you add strength training to your routine, your body shapes up quickly. Use an FFIT4LIFE training program; you can determine an appropriate strength-regimen that will give your body a look you desire. When you look better, you feel better and more confident. But lifting weights isn’t just about looking good.
Change #2: Health Risks Drop
Want to reduce your worry factor significantly? Then start lifting weights. When you do, you’ll find your body has a better defence against the common cold and other everyday sicknesses. But that’s not all. By lifting weights and staying healthy, you’ll be better able to sidestep many diseases that plague so many—from diabetes and cancer to heart disease and stroke.
Change #3: You’ll Go Longer
Ever want to crash and burn after a hard day at work? Wish you had the stamina to play a game of footy with your kids on the weekends? Lifting weights will help you improve your stamina so you can do just that. Once you’ve lifted weights for a while, your muscles grow stronger, and you learn how to power through even when you’re feeling a bit worn out.
Change #4: You Can Focus
Meetings aren’t the most exciting events in the world. They drone on for hours, and your involvement does little to help those you’re meeting with find solutions. Until you start lifting weights. Suddenly, your brain is getting the blood flow necessary for optimal function, and your brain even grows new cells. Once your primary muscle kicks into overdrive, you’re ready to be alert and thoughtful.
Change #5: You’ll Smile More
Life is not easy. And when it comes at you full force, the stress can be too much. When this happens, you may find yourself spiralling into a bout of sadness or even depression. Lift weights regularly, however, and you’ll experience something the prescription-producing world doesn’t want you to know. Lifting weights give your body what it needs to fend off depression. And you don’t need a doctor’s appointment for a weight-lifting session.
By incorporating strength training, your life is changed for the better, because you finally learn to live in the moment, a skill that translates to increased life satisfaction.
Sound good to you? Give me a call or shoot me an email today to get started on a fitness routine that’s custom tailored to your needs.