- To regulate insulin and lower inflammation. Along with keeping away chronic disease, strength training has you burning through glucose, which is good news for those grappling with Type 2 diabetes who consistently need to manage blood sugar levels.
- To improve posture, sleep, mood and energy levels. Besides the aesthetic, physiological and strength benefits, it affects just how we feel and how clearly we think. Weight training [has] proven to improve the quality of a person’s sleep.
- To protect your bones. Weight-bearing exercise and particularly strength training is thought to increase bone density, reducing the risk of fractures and breaks among older adults.
- To boost your balance. Of course, one major cause of bone breaks as we age is falling. Some of weightlifting’s benefit in protecting against osteoporosis may be improved strength and balance, resulting in fewer falls.
- To burn more calories. Simply having more muscle on your frame helps your body burn up extra calories — even when you’re sitting completely still.
Raw Vegan: Eats anything that doesn’t come from an animal, or contain things that have come from an animal AND hasn’t been heated above 42 degrees Celsius.Practically this includes all plants (fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds and legumes) as they occur in nature, and any combination of them. They can be cut, diced, blended, frozen, juiced, dehydrated, fermented or combined in any way you can think of, so long as they aren’t heated above 42 degrees Celsius. Proponents of a raw food diet claim that there are many benefits to eating raw foods, including weight loss, more energy, clear skin, improved digestion and improved overall health. The raw diet has seen an increase in popularity in recent years with raw food restaurants open in most major cities
Vegan: Vegan is very similar to raw vegan, in that you still do not consume dairy and animal products. Processed foods are a kept at a minimum or not at all for both. The one main difference with Vegan is basically the fact that you eat cooked food.
The lifestyle ethics are the same for both. Which means neither raw vegans or regular vegans wear or use anything that came from an animal (leather, wool, silk, down, suede) or was tested on animals (personal and household cleaning products, cosmetics and beauty products etc). It’s just what you put in your mouth that differs. So, a whole food plant-based diet also is focused on eating whole fruits and vegetables, consuming lots of whole grains for health reasons. The two of them also include minimally processed food like fermented foods such as miso, kimchi, and sauerkraut.