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Weight Loss Benefits Of Weight Training

May 1, 2008
Is weight training worth it? Can't I just jog on the treadmill? Is this what you are thinking? The answer is no. Its time you should discover the benefits of weight training, which is one of the most effective methods of losing weight. Majority of those who have been successful at weight loss do weight training. It is beneficiary in not just one but lot of ways. It enhances your entire weight loss program and increases your stamina level to pursue the regime on a regular basis without tiring out. Following are some of the benefits of weight training. Read on to get convinced.

Weight training helps you to tone down your muscles. It elevates you basal metabolic rate (BMR) and you burn calories 24 hours a day. Even when you are sleeping, you burn calories. Weight training can counter the natural decline of rate of metabolism which occurs after 30 years of age. It energizes your body and increases your stamina. It has a positive effect on almost all the 650 odd muscles of your body and increases muscular endurance. It not only works on the muscles but also on the bones and strengthens your bones thus reducing the risk of facing osteoporosis. It is a misconception that weight training develops big muscles on women the truth is that it only helps in the toning of muscles and makes you stronger and sturdy. You will be less prone to low back injuries. You will also be able to keep a check on your blood pressure besides decreasing the risk on diabetes onset in adults. Also the gastrointestinal transit time is reduced, and hence reduces the risk of colon cancer. Weight training increases the HDL cholesterol level (the good type) in your blood. Weight training also has a positive effect on your posture, functioning of the immune system, and working of the heart. This is done by reducing the resting rate of heart. Your balance and coordination becomes stronger. Weight training makes you fresh and enthusiastic.

These are some of the positive effects that can be achieved by doing weight training. With a good guidance you can end up use this technique to its best in order to gain the maximum out of it. Initially it might seem a little tough for people who are not used to lifting weights. But once you are used to it, you will definitely benefit. Start with small weights and move on to the bigger ones. Setting targets will also be beneficial for you. Take the guidance of experienced trainers or professionals. These professionals will guide you in the right direction and will be able to tell you what type of exercises are good for you and which ones you should avoid. You must keep in mind that not all types of exercises are meant for everyone and thus you must choose wisely when it comes to weight training. Half an hour of weight training a day will make a lot of changes to your weight loss regime and you will see a dramatic change.
About the Author
Gary Grewal is the founder of http://www.101WeightLoss.com; a site featuring over 100 articles on weight loss exercises, products, eating habits, etc. Visit his site for additional tips on weight loss.
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