What’s the fuss about life expectancy and weightlifting!
We always correlate weightlifting with only the proper shape, figure, and build of the body. We always overlook the other benefits of weightlifting. Several advantages play a crucial role in making human life easy and healthy not only physically but also mentally and psychologically.
Weightlifting always helps in maintaining the health of the heart; it makes the lungs work more efficiently, and even the metabolism stays healthy because of burning up of calories in an optimal manner. Some studies were conducted at Penn State College of Medicine, and it was found that weightlifting also helps in extending the life expectancy.
They conducted their study on participants of the age group of 60 years and up and were monitored for the next 15 years. The final results of this study were shocking, 10% of the participants those who performed regular workouts were nearly 50% less likely to die early! Can you just believe that? Imagine what if we all start working out now and maintain our body in good shape and form, does that mean we are going be immortal? Anyways, jokes apart, what we are trying to convey is that if we work out regularly and maintain our physique, we might gain some extra years of life, or let us make this more dramatic, weightlifting is capable of delaying death!
Here are some of the ways by which you can follow your weightlifting schedule regularly and get to live fuller, healthier and a longer life!
1. Health of Heart & Cholesterol
As this must be known to all of us that, how many people in America are currently suffering from any heart condition in some way or another? An astonishing figure of over 50%. Yes! This is all because of the lifestyle and the type of food we eat. And the major culprit is cholesterol.
Studies have suggested that aerobic exercises always helps in getting rid of the unessential and unhealthy cholesterol from the body. And the same implies with weightlifting. Weightlifting up to a certain extent is responsible for generating the same effects which aerobic exercises does. Thus preventing any chances of suffering from any heart ailment in the future.
2. Strong – Bones and Muscles
As the age progresses, the body gets prone to several bones and muscle diseases which make them both weak. We are talking about sarcopenia and osteopenia. These are some of the very typical examples of bone and muscle mineral deficiency diseases that occur in most of the American old age groups.
According to some studies, weightlifting can not only decrease but also can eliminate the chances of such ailments in the older age. And there is evidence in which by just half a year of weightlifting was able to improve the bone density by 10%.