Weight Lifting for a Healthier You

October 1, 2020     •     Exercise

By, Jennifer James

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Incorporating weight lifting into your fitness routine can enhance your own physical and mental health goals, allowing individuals that build and protect their muscle mass to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Weight lifting is commonly perceived as the choice workout of gym muscle heads and bulky WWE champions. Because of this stereotype, 80% of active women avoid incorporating strength training into their workouts out of fear of acquiring Hulk-like muscles.

I’ll admit, as a ballerina, I wrote off weight lifting for many years because I believed that strength training would make me appear bulky in a leotard. I held onto this fear until I was recently educated about the many other physical and mental health benefits of strength training, outside of muscle gain.

Incorporating weight lifting into your fitness routine can enhance your own physical and mental health goals, allowing individuals that build and protect their muscle mass to live longer, healthier and happier lives. One factor that particularly motivated me to begin strength training was the proven ability of lifting weights in helping to reduce stress. After all, in 2020, who doesn’t need some stress reduction?

Weight Lifting for a Healthier You

If I haven’t already convinced you to pick up a set of dumbbells, maybe I can appeal to you through a professional approach. Want a raise or promotion at work? Pick up some weights! Cognitive function and productivity also improves as a result of strength training.

Pick up some weights! Cognitive function and productivity also improves as a result of strength training.

In addition, strength training also supports fat cell reduction and calorie burning. Pumping iron quickens your metabolism and burns 40% more fat cells than those burned during aerobic or cardio based workouts. And perhaps most importantly, weight lifting increases overall lifespan by supporting bone density—protecting against fractures—and helping to prevent cancer and heart disease.

If I haven’t already convinced you to pick up a set of dumbbells, maybe I can appeal to you through a professional approach. Want a raise or promotion at work? Pick up some weights! Cognitive function and productivity also improves as a result of strength training.1

At AstroFlav, we understand the value of strength training and the importance of replenishing muscles after weight lifting. The next time after you weight-lift, help rebuild  your muscles using one of our delicious IsoMix Pure Whey Protein Isolates in one of our mouth watering flavors: cinna crunch, chocolate peanut butter puff, peanut butter and jelly, french vanilla or chocolate. Blend the protein into a smoothie, or add a scoop to a latte or a warm bowl of oats! However you enjoy your protein, it is vital to helping your muscles rebuild after lifting.

I hope this post inspired some of you to pick up something heavy this week!

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at jenniferjames@astroflav.com.

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