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The Benefits of Weightlifting & Staying Healthy

The Benefits of Weightlifting & Staying Healthy

June 29, 2022
By Next Level Physical Therapy

Why You Should Be Adding Strength Training to Your Workout Routine

Over the years, weightlifting has gotten a bad rap, with images of bulky, heavily oiled men prancing around a stage in tiny underwear. Today, however, people realize that weightlifting isn’t about building bulk but rather building strength. Strength training is an integral part of a well-balanced workout routine. 

At Next Level Physical Therapy & Athletic Performance, we take a whole-body approach to personal training. We believe that by creating an individualized plan for each of our clients, we can help them achieve their goals faster and in a more sustainable way. Strength training is an essential component that can improve nearly every aspect of a person’s health. 

Find out more about the benefits of weightlifting and how we incorporate it into our training at (661) 383-9828. Contact our Santa Clarita physical therapy and personal training facility today to find out how we can help you take your fitness to the next level. 

Here are 5 benefits of weightlifting that you may not know:

  1. You Build Muscle and Burn Fat

Contrary to popular belief, weightlifting is not solely about building muscle. Most people think that cardio is key to burning fat. Unfortunately, it may not be enough. Strength training can help you boost your metabolism and effectively burn calories. 

By building stronger muscles, you can burn fat more efficiently even while at rest. The more fat you burn, the lower your risk of disease and illness. It is vital that you lift weights safely to avoid injury. A licensed personal trainer can help you learn the correct way to add strength training into your exercise routine. 

  1. You Strengthen More Than Just Your Muscles

Strength training builds more than just your muscles. Adding weightlifting into your workout can help strengthen your bones and joints too. Lifting weights can help improve bone strength since stronger muscles mean stronger bones. This means that strength training can help reduce the risk of injuries related to bone loss. 

  1. You Can Improve Your Heart Health

Strength training may also improve your heart health. According to Insider.com, women who participated in weightlifting had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who didn't. It is also associated with a reduced risk for heart attack and stroke. 

  1. You Can Reduce Your Risk of Falls and Injury

The more that you improve strength throughout your body, the more robust your bones will be. Stronger bones mean less of a risk of injury from falls or fractures due to bone loss. Strength training can also help improve flexibility and endurance, which can lead to fewer injuries or setbacks down the road.

  1. You May Be Able to Lower Your Risk of Diabetes

Weightlifting may be able to help reduce your risk of developing diabetes. It can help you reduce your blood sugar levels and manage your weight.

Are You Ready to Get Started?

Schedule an appointment now with Next Level Physical Therapy & Athletic Performance. Call (661) 383-9828 to get started. Let our knowledgeable team discuss your needs and help you meet and exceed your fitness goals.

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