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7 benefits of bodybuilding – Your Health

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The practice of bodybuilding can be seen by many only as a way to increase muscle mass, although this type of physical activity has many benefits, even being able to treat depression, for example. In addition, bodybuilding improves cardiorespiratory conditioning, increases bone density and promotes physical improvement.

To have the greatest benefit, it is important that bodybuilding is practiced frequently and is accompanied by an adequate diet. In addition, it is recommended to sleep well, drink plenty of water and give your body time of warmth to rest.

The specialists assure that when practicing bodybuilding it is not necessary to carry heavy weights or exaggerate in physical activity, on the contrary, they recommend frequency in exercise. Attending a gym every day for 1 week, training more than 1 hour and taking a break the following week, does not produce good results such as training 3 times a week, 1 hour a day, every week, for example.



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The main benefits of bodybuilding are:

1. Improves body posture

Bodybuilding practice strengthens the back musculature, improving posture and reducing pain in the spine, for example.

2. Reduce the amount of grease

When bodybuilding is practiced regularly, intensely and accompanied by a healthy diet, the body eats more fat and increases muscle mass, accelerating metabolism and promoting caloric expenditure even when you are quiet.



The loss of fat, in addition to bringing aesthetic benefits and increasing self-esteem, helps to prevent a series of diseases, such as obesity and atherosclerosis, for example.

3. Tones the muscles

Muscle toning is one of the visible results of bodybuilding practice. This is caused by the loss of fat, increase in muscle mass and the strengthening of the musculature which, in addition to promoting the increase in strength, allows the elimination of cellulitis, for example.

However, in order for the muscles to be firmer, it is necessary to have good hydration and balanced nutrition.

Learn more about nutrition to increase muscle mass.

4. Combats emotional problems

Bodybuilding is a good option to relieve stress, and it promotes the release of endorphins, which are responsible for the feeling of being happy, reducing the symptoms of anxiety and even helping to combat depression. Learn more about how to increase endorphin production and release.

5. Increases bone density

Bodybuilding increases bone density, and makes it more resistant to bones, reducing the possibilities of fracture and osteoporosis, which are common in elderly people and women in menopause. However, in order for the bones to really strengthen, it is necessary that the bodybuilder is accompanied by a healthy, balanced diet, composed of foods rich in calcium and vitamin D.

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6. Reduce the risk of diabetes

Bodybuilding can reduce the risk of diabetes, as the body begins to use circulating glucose as a source of energy and the sugar that is increased in blood begins to store it in the form of glycogen, which is used in other metabolic processes, for example.

7. Improve cardiorespiratory conditioning

How much more intense is the exercise, the heart will work more, guaranteeing better cardiac and respiratory conditioning. In this way, blood pressure is regulated and, consequently, reduces the risks of heart diseases, such as atherosclerosis, for example.

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