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The Many Benefits of Weight Lifting E-mail
Written by Jeff Behar   

New benefits of resistance exercise seem to be discovered all the time.

Research to date shows that resistance exercise is associated with improvements in all of the following:

  • Muscular strength
  • Muscle endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Functional capacity and ability (falling, climbing stairs)
  • Insulin resistance
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood cholesterol levels
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sarcopenia (loss of muscle as we age)
  • Low back pain
  • Glucose metabolism
  • Resting metabolic rate
  • Body fat
  • Energy
  • Sleeping
  • Psychological well-being/Mood


 
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