Weight training and resistance training has largely been misunderstood and misrepresented as an activity to “bulk up” or only get huge muscles, like body builders. This is potentially one of the most detrimental ideals in today’s world. Weight training allows the body to do many things, including reduce the risk of diabetic complications from over production of insulin.
Weights, even light weights or body weight exercises are shown to greatly improve health in most every situation. This exercise is even shown to reduce bone loss and structural deficiencies that occur as our bodies age by almost repairing the damage that has been done.
Overall, many studies have shown the benefits of weight training and how important it is to our over all health.