We know: you don't need bulging biceps or thundering thighs. Exercising muscles will also strengthen your brain. According to a new study published in May 2012 in the journal Mayo Clinic, the graph shows the ability of muscles to strengthen the body and brain. Figure, using a combination of computer and mental stimulation activities such as exercise (including walking and other aerobic exercises as well as strength training and physical activities) helps to protect the brain function of the elderly. A combination of computer use and moderate exercise reduces the risk of memory loss more than a single activity.
6. You'll be happier, you'll be less stressed.
go, run! Weight training also has the ability to produce pleasure by releasing endorphins, a "feel good" chemical in the brain. Research has shown that resistance training can help overcome depression. A study in Australia found that people who did strength training three times a week (chest compression, straightening and bicep curling) had an 18% drop in depression after 10 weeks. In addition, exercise reduces the level of stress hormone cortisol, potentially relieving anxiety and agitation.
H3> 7. You can reduce your risk of diabetes (or improve your quality of life, if you have one)
weight lifting helps improve the way your body processes sugar, which helps prevent diabetes. If you already have diabetes, studies have shown that prolonged strength training can improve blood sugar control and take diabetes drugs. In fact, a combination of strength training and aerobic exercise may be more beneficial than drugs. Do you try to put on one sock and stand on the other leg? If you don't do strength training, over time, this simple action is more like a circus trick. Cause: the fast twitching muscle fibers we use for strength training degenerate with age. (the main use of aerobic exercise is slow twitch fiber.) Rubinstein said the fast twitching fibers help speed and strength movement, and contract rapidly when out of balance, and have enough strength to hold on to themselves. &Resistance training keeps these fibers active. &Quote;