Lifting weights can (and will) change your life. Not just in your appearance, but in all facets of your life.
We’re all aware that lifting weights helps you lose fat, build muscle, impress others, and look better in your clothes. These are all valuable benefits, but there’s much more to strength training than just aesthetics and muscles.
There’s a great majority out there who work out for their ego, validation, or insecurity from social media. But, strength training is much deeper than just focusing on how you look. Let’s peel back some layers and go deeper into why lifting weights should be a cornerstone in your life.
Sleep is something that a big majority of people are struggling with on a routine basis. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your career, health, and relationships.
In fact, 43 percent of Americans rarely obtain a good night’s sleep on the weeknights. In addition, getting less than 6.5 hours of sleep resulted in people having higher body fat levels according to the American Journal of Health Promotion.
However, lifting weights can help alleviate sleep issues. Those who suffer from restless leg syndrome, which is a condition described as an irresistible urge to move the legs. This can stem from many different issues, but lifting weights helps to start swinging the pendulum in a healthier direction.
Besides restless leg syndrome, lifting weights helps those with sleep apnea.
8. You’re able to make a bigger impact in this world
When you have great health through strength training, this equates to fewer illnesses and more energy throughout your days. Thus you’re able to show up in the world as a more productive version of yourself while making a bigger impact among people.