Strength Training For Mental Health
If you have been around BBCT long enough you know we love to lift weights, and we love to preach about it! From a physical standpoint strength training helps us maintain muscle mass, makes us stronger, improves bone health, reduces the risk of injury, and paired with healthy eating is a great way to lose fat.
However did you know that our brain actually benefits from strength training as well? It’s true lifting weights actually improves our cognitive performance and can prevent cognitive decline. As we lift weights our body release a whole “cocktail of biological changes into our bloodstream” which are believed to make it to our brain!
Mentally we can benefit from training in our day-to-day and long term life (especially our older/wiser crowd). Have you ever had a big meeting or test that you needed to be alert in? Training before those times might not be bad idea! And if you’re someone who has family history of brain disease such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, or someone who just plans on living a full alert life strength training might just be your best bet!