– building core strength in particular protects your spine, which is key to a healthy musculoskeletal system
Muscle equals fewer marshmallows.
– muscle is much denser than fat; one pound of muscle is about the size of an apple, one pound of fat is the equivalent size-wise of a pound of marshmallows
Muscle lets you eat an Oreo guilt-free.
– more of the total calories you eat are burned as fuel rather than stored as fat
Muscle keeps you sane.
– If you weight train at a high enough intensity, you can experience an effect similar to the runner’s high, when your body releases natural pain-relieving opioids
Muscle lowers your risk of two major health threats.
– heart disease & diabetes
Light weights can get the job done.
-strength gains happen when lifting lighter weights as long as you work the muscles to fatigue
By: Chloe Sudberry