In part 1 of Developing muscular strength for good health I looked at the how of building muscle for good health, today I am looking at the benefits of developing healthy muscle through strength training
Improving muscle strength and tone helps to protect your joints from injury. Strong muscle also helps to maintain flexibility and balance allowing you to remain independent as you age
Bodyweight management and improved muscle-to-fat ratio – as you build muscle, your body burns more calories when at rest, making it easier to loose unwanted fat.
Prevention and control of chronic diseases like as diabetes (Strength training improves insulin sensitivity) , heart disease, arthritis, back pain, depression and obesity.
Improved posture – I addition to the development of the larger muscles (like biceps, triceps and hamstring muscles) smaller muscles and connective tissue also get stronger. With higher muscular strength, you can improve your posture and alignment.
Decreased risk of injury
Improve and increased bone density to reduce the risk of osteoporosis (After puberty, whether you are a man or a woman, you begin to lose about 1 percent of your bone and muscle strength every year)
Increase sense of wellbeing – Strength training may boost your self-confidence, improve body image and boost your mood throught elevated levels of endorphins.
Enhanced the performance of everyday tasks.