People who go to the gym have one of the two common reasons why they go the place: losing weight and lifting weights so that they can get the physique they’ve always wanted. Now, these are very good reasons, mind you, but there is more to latter than just getting your dream physique.
Lifting weights have a plethora of advantages. In this article, I will outline the 5 reasons how weight lifting makes you better in all areas of your life.
So, without further ado, let’s get started:
Lifting weights can increase your functional strength. Lifting weights, especially the ones that are really heavy, not only develops your muscles in the long run, but they can also be useful in increasing your functional strength. Functional strength is a term used in doing everyday activities. After some time lifting weights, you will find that you can lift heavier office equipment, for example. If you want to increase your functional strength, lifting weights is a great way in helping you do so.
Lifting weights can help you in any sport. Lifting weights and gaining muscle can also help you in your sports of choice. For example, if you love basketball, train your shoulders. By doing a lot of shoulder exercises, your basketball skills will be improved dramatically. Also, train your legs through squats and jogging/running. Not only are these two exercises beneficial in basketball, but it can also be beneficial in real life.
Lifting Weights Helps build Patience. Patience is not really something I grew up with. I am a person with Type A personality, which meant that I always to get work done in an instant. But, lifting weights and gaining muscle requires time, effort, and of course, patience. After I started lifting weights, this one activity helped me build patience and it helped me in real life as well. The thing about lifting weights is that although it requires time to see the difference, once you see the results, you will be more than happy that you did lift weights.
Lifting Weights can help improve your mood. This may come as a shock to you, but lifting weights can help improve your mood and it is also a great stress reliever as well. Why is this? That is because when you lift weights, your body releases oxytocin and dopamine. These hormones are dubbed as “feel good” hormones. After at least 30 minutes of lifting weights, you will immediately feel the benefits these hormones bring.
Lifting Weights can Inspire people Around you. After some time of lifting weights, you will surely see the results. When people around you and the people who are closest to you see those gains, they will immediately feel compelled and empowered to do the same thing. I guess the saying “to see is to believe” applies here.
If you want to improve various areas in your life, start lifting weights. I assure you, when you see the gains, you will be happy that you did.