Nadia Sawalha took to Instagram on Monday to share her new favourite workout – and she's convinced us to give it a try.
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The Loose Women star, 57, posted a clip of herself performing deadlifts in the gym, captioned: "Loving weight training, wish I'd started 20 years ago! Apparently I'm supposed to do this slowly so it hurts more."
Nadia Sawalha gave fans a glimpse into her workout
In the video, Nadia looks fit and healthy in an all-black workout ensemble comprising of a tank top and leggings.
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Nadia's not the only ITV star who's into weight training. Fellow Loose Women star Ruth Langsford has shared videos of herself working out with weights, while This Morning presenter Alison Hammond recently wowed her followers with her weight-lifting regime.
Ruth Langsford is a fan of bodyweight exercises
What are the benefits of weight training?
It's no surprise the stars are fans of weight training – it has some seriously impressive health benefits. The most obvious health benefit of weight training is that it makes you stronger, meaning performing daily tasks is easier, but weight training also helps us to burn calories more efficiently.
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While you might imagine a sweaty cardio session is best for torching calories, weight training is fundamental as it can support your metabolism. Building muscles helps you burn calories faster at rest, plus you keep on burning calories for hours after your workout.
Nadia is super body-confident
In older people, weight training can prevent falls, as it makes you more stable and able to hold your body, plus strengthening your core makes you less likely to fall foul of injury.
If that's not enough to convince you, weight training can help you appear leaner, improves heart health and promotes better flexibility.
If you fancy trying Nadia's new favourite workout but feel intimidated by the gym, you're not alone! Snap up this budget-friendly dumbbell and barbell kit and work up a sweat at home.
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