Research suggests that weightlifting for an hour or less might cut your risk of heart attack and stroke.
A weekly resistance exercise in small amounts were linked to fewer cardiovascular episodes. It is also said that strength training appeared to be heart healthy apart from aerobic exercises according to Dr. Maia P. Smith, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at St. George’s University in Grenada.
Benefits of Weightlifting:
Promotes good circulation
A good circulation is good for your health. With good circulation your body receives sufficient oxygen and nutrients.
You can plan your workouts with the goal of improving your circulation, whether it’s targeting your upper or lower body.
Reduces Risk of Heart Attack/Stroke
Strokes and heart attacks are reduced with weight lifting because it promotes proper pumping of the blood to different parts of the body, which leads to less pressure on your arteries that will reduce the chance of a cardiovascular-related problem. Your heart will likely stay healthy for years to come.
Quality of sleep is improved
Weight lifting will help you experience better sleep. With regular strength exercises you will most likely improve your sleep. Improved sleep means a lowered chance of illness, less stress, and better performance at work and school.
Less belly fat can be achieved with consistent weight lifting. This helps reduce your risk of heart diseases and also death.
Have the discipline to do strength training so you will soon see the heart-healthy benefits!