Why Weight Lifting is Worth a Try

Weight lifting seems to be a craze these days, but don’t be fooled; weight lifting is one of the oldest sports around dating back to ancient Greece. But is the craze all it is cracked up to be? What if I don’t want huge muscles? Is weight lifting still for me? Here are a few reasons why weight lifting is worth giving a shot, no matter what your health and fitness goals.

  1. Weight lifting is a great sport for gaining better mobility and flexibility; this in turn assists with reducing injury risk when training for other sports.
  2. Weight lifting will help increase your basal metabolic rate, or metabolism, which means you will burn calories for longer. Yes, even while you are resting!
  3. The heightened metabolism will also do wonders for your energy levels.
  4. Weight lifting is great for helping you burn fat, tone up, and improve overall body posture.
  5. Weight lifting helps strengthen and increase bone density; this reduces your risk of developing osteoporosis.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find exercise equipment and accessories close to home.

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