A while ago I conducted a non-scientific (but still eye-opening!) poll.
I asked a bunch of people who had a regular workout routine WHY they exercised.
A lot of these people were in their 60s, 70s, and beyond, and most of them had been working out for decades.
Their answer: The mood and mental health benefits!
There is REAL science to back that up. We usually associate cardio with lifting your spirits, but it turns out strength training is also a MAJOR mood and mental health booster.
Studies show that strength training can help with:
● Less anxiety
● Lower depression
● Sharper thinking
● Better memory
● More energy & less chronic fatigue
● Better sleep
● More confidence and self-esteem
● Plus an even longer list of physical health benefits
Still, if you’ve never tried strength training before, getting started can seem a little intimidating.