Maybe you’ve heard this before, but we’re going to keep repeating till you crush some iron. Yes, strength training has many benefits for women.
No, it won’t make you bulk up like Popeye unless you inject some testosterone in your body (strongly discouraged).
Here are the main reasons why you should be frequenting the weights section:
Strength training coupled with a protein-rich meal will help you put on some lean muscle. Muscle is more metabolically active than fat tissue, which means you burn more calories when you are resting if you are adequately muscled.
For best results, couple strength training with cardio. Give it a month and see the unwanted fat melting away.
Due to lighter skeletons, women are more susceptible than men to bone loss and osteoporosis. We build our bones till about the age of 35 and bone density starts reducing as we grow older.
Strength training has been scientifically proven to be effective in increasing bone strength. Strong bones are less prone to bone loss and hairline fractures in old age.
Better muscle tone, stronger bones and increased strength improve our posture and balance. A great body balance reduces the risk of injuries through falls and helps in activities such as gymnastics, skiing and dancing.
Resistance training helps improve the overall appearance of the body by toning and firming up key muscle groups. You can easily experience a drop in dress size through a sincere weight-training regimen.
When coupled with cardio and a balanced diet, you can see well-defined muscles even in difficult areas like your stomach.
Ever experienced the ‘runner’s high’ after a long, brisk run? It is nothing but a release of dopamine and endorphins, which are our body’s feel-good chemicals.
Resistance training has been proven to trigger an even greater release of these chemicals in a shorter time. Regular strength training will definitely affect your overall mood positively.
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