Why You Should Lift Weights

Updated: Dec 27, 2021

Lifting weights can save your life, but you have to do it right.


As more and more research accumulates on the health benefits of resistance training (lifting weights), people are beginning to realize just how valuable it can be. Unfortunately, most people’s perception of weight lifting is skewed by the relatively masochistic culture that is embodied by the hardcore bodybuilders, crossfitters, and powerlifters that have become the face of weight training - especially in the age of social media. Lifting weights does not have to seem like a battle for your life every time you step in a gym and grab a barbell. Instead, it can, and should be an invigorating and restorative experience that encourages your body to increase lean body mass, especially in the form of muscle. Increasing your lean body mass by lifting weights has been associated with improved immune system function, improved cognitive and cardiovascular function, decreased risk of osteoporosis, and so much mo