Health Benefits of Building Muscle

Whether you are a man or a woman you will know the importance of regular exercise. The importance of any form of regular physical activity has been widely studied and well proven over the last 30 years. People generally have become more aware of the importance of taking care of ones health, resulting in an increase in life span in most first world countries across the world.

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) has done extensive research on this topic.  With clinical studies done over many years they have now conclusively proven that any muscle-building exercise done on a regular basis will also improve blood-sugar control, sleep patterns and general balance, as well as mental health.

These studies and others like them have shown us that in order to get the best health results from any exercise some form of strength training or bodybuilding is essential. When strength training is done on a regular basis studies show the normal muscle loss in aging will be reduced significantly.

Any progressive resistance training strengthens connective tissue and improves bone density, which cuts risk of injury by helping ease any arthritic pain you might get later in life. Besides the obvious weight-loss benefits and looking trimmer and in better shape, you will also be burning calories.

After weight training at a high intensity you will continue to burn calories for up to 72 hours after you have completed your workout. Strength training is just as important for someone on a diet trying to lose fat because 25% of any weight loss you achieve when cutting calories will come from muscle loss.

Training with weights will not only prevent this muscle loss but will help you regain any muscle loss from calorie restriction to lose fat. Depending on what diet you go on to lose fat you could very easily be slowing down your metabolism as you lose fat which can be prevented when training with weights.

The most important aspect of training with weights is the form or technique you use to lift the weight. All the experts agree that learning how to perform an exercise correctly when starting is vitally important if you want to see results on a long-term basis.