It’s no secret that strength training is good for you in a number of different ways! The ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese all praised the benefits of strength training; and while our training methods, technologies, and understanding of how to maximise the benefits have evolved over the years, that old adage rings as true today as it did thousands of years ago: “Mens sana in corpore sano” – A healthy mind in a healthy body.
With Studio Society’s recent grand opening of our new state-of-the-art strength studio, we thought we’d take a closer look at what building physical strength can do for you.
As strong as a lion
Strength training primarily focuses on strengthening muscle tissue, while at the same time building new muscle fibres. Not only does this make us physically stronger, but also helps us improve balance, stability, flexibility, and endurance. Physically strong people are more capable of performing a wide range of tasks, such as carrying a heavy load of groceries, lifting a child, moving furniture, or going on a hike while carrying their own supplies. While these might seem like fairly ordinary activities to someone in their twenties, the ability to continue doing them without injuring or over-exerting yourself as you get older can dramatically improve your quality of life. Stronger, more developed muscles also strain less under the everyday load of life, and can even help reverse chronic pain such as back or neck pain.
As healthy as a horse
Strength training can help us boost our metabolism to new heights, bringing its own range of benefits such as a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. A faster metabolism also means your body becomes better at dealing with excess calories, helping you maintain a healthy weight. Strength training also plays a role in improving bone density and joint health, reducing the risk of osteoporosis later in life, and keeping us mobile and independent for longer.
As happy as a clam
The benefits of strength training go beyond just the physical. Numerous studies have linked it to a range of positive mental well-being factors, including improved focus and concentration at work, reduced stress and anxiety, and higher-quality sleep. Being physically fit and capable is also known to make people more confident and improve their self-image as they find themselves navigating the challenges of life with more ease.
The benefits we mentioned here are just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just a regular person trying to improve your health, strength training at the right level under the guidance of expert trainers can help you improve your life in a myriad of ways.
Studio Society is excited to help you get started on this journey of creating a stronger, healthier, and happier you!