More Benefits of Working Out with Weights
It seems there are more benefits to weight training than meet the eye. In addition to toning and strengthening your muscles, working out with weights may actually have disease-fighting benefits. Studies suggest that strength training may reduce the risks of some serious, even deadly, diseases:
- Heart disease (by controlling body weight, a major risk factor)
- Osteoporosis (by increasing bone density)
- Adult-onset diabetes (by improving glucose metabolism)
- Colon cancer (by speeding up gastrointestinal processes)
To reap these disease-preventing benefits, you need only moderate strength/weight training: just 25 minutes, three days a week.