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Benefits of Weight Training for the Middle Aged Man

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Benefits of Weight Training for the Middle Aged Man

If you have never lifted weights as part of a fitness routine, you are missing out on a fitness program with proven health and wellbeing benefits.  The good news is that it is never too late to start.

So what are the benefits of weight training?  Well there are the proven measurable physical benefits such as greater bone mineral density, greater retention of muscle mass through the aging process, increased Testosterone levels, reduced incidence of age related diseases, such as diabetes and of course you will burn more calories.  This will  realised in your wellbeing, for example:

  • Improved muscle strength and tone  helps you perform  every day activities and protect you from injury
  • Better flexibility and balance also helps you perform  every day activities and helps protect you from injury
  • Managing your bodyweight better with increased muscle-to-fat ratio
  • Improved stamina  allowing you to do more and feel less tired
  • Reduced the risk of developing age related diseases  such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, back pain, depression and obesity
  • Pain management particularly joint pain, as resistance training strengthens tendons and ligaments
  • Improved posture
  • Improved sense of wellbeing by boosting your self-confidence, improving your body image and  mood
  •  Improved sleep 
  •  Better prepared physically for the later stages of life

 

 

weight training will improve your golf game

Weight lifting is also a great complementary endeavour for other sports. If you play golf, weight training will help your drives will go further, and will help you will be able to complete a round of golf fee

ling less fatigued.  It probably won’t help with hitting straighter though, to improve this and other aspects of your game check out 3 great gadgets for the golfer,  check out The Midlife Man article 3 Great Gadgets For The Golfer.

 

 

The Take Away

  • Weight lifting is an activity proven to have physical benefits for a man, such as increased muscle mass and bone density,  with great flow on benefits in general health and wellbeing.
  • Lifting weights though middle age will make your later years a whole lot easier and healthier
  • It’s never too late to start weight lifting, even in middle age

 

Disclaimer: The content of this article and other articles on this website are for informational purposes only and do not constitute professional advice. Please seek advice from a professional in the relevant field, in relation to any specific matter. Refer to the website Terms and Conditions. 

 

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