Getting plenty of rest is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and studies have shown that weightlifting can help improve the quality of sleep that you get. In one recent study, researchers found that individuals who pushed themselves at the gym were more likely to sleep through the night and wake up less frequently.
Weightlifting is a good way to reduce your risk of experiencing anxiety and depression while rebuilding your self-esteem.
Not only are you burning calories while you work out, but your body also keeps working long after you leave the gym in a process called “physiologic homework.” Weight training can boost your metabolism as much as 15 percent and help you maintain a healthy weight.
Are you looking to make this a transformative year? If so, weightlifting can play an important role in your life. Bring a notebook with you to the gym and take notes about the number of reps you can complete and how much you’re able to lift. Over time, you just might surprise yourself with the amount of progress you’re able to accomplish. And, you can use that positive momentum to fuel other changes in your life.
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