Why Women Should Lift Weights

Who hasn’t hear this before: lifting weights makes women bulky, it's dangerous, it's bad for your joints, and muscle will all turn to fat if you stop lifting. This is all utter nonsense and prevents women from experiencing the astounding benefits of resistance training.

What weight training does do is assist you getting healthier, stronger and living a better life.

Other activities such as yoga and jogging have their place, but they're not enough to develop a balance body and fitness level.

  1. More Effective Fat Loss
    The huge advantage to weight training is you increase your metabolic rate not only during, but also for days after your workout.
    Increasing strength and lean muscle mass, assists your body using calories more efficiently.

  2. Curves
    As you build muscle and loose fat, your body begins to take a natural shape. Endurance exercise can also possibly assist you to lose weight, that weight comes in the form of both fat and muscle tissue. It is also important to remember that proper diet is the most important factor in reducing body fat.

  3. Quality Sleep
    Strength training greatly improves the quality of sleep, assisting in your ability to fall asleep faster, sleep deeper, and wake less often during the night.

  4. Increased Energy
    Resistance training causes an increase in metabolism for hours after you train. Even some minimal resistance training favorably effects energy balance and fat oxidation.

  5. Heart Health
    Lifting weights can reduce your risk of heart disease. Resistance training was approved by the American Heart Association as a healthy form of exercise for those at risk.
    Studies have found that people who lift weights are less likely have heart disease risk factors such as a large waist circumference, high triglycerides, elevated blood pressure, and elevated glucose levels.

  6. Bone Health
    Resistance training is an excellent way to combat loss of bone mass, decreasing your risk of osteoporosis.

  7. Stress Relief
    Exercise in general is a great way to manage stress. People who weight train regularly manage stress better and experience fewer adverse reactions to stressful situations as those who do not exercise.

  8. Cognitive Function
    Older adults who participate in resistance-training, even if just moderate intensity, benefit from it in improved memory and cognitive function.