Benefits of Weight Training for WomanSep 22, 2020
Many woman tend to focus on aerobic exercise when they workout, but it is equally important, especially for woman to also incorporate weight training.
Weight training has many benefits including:
- Burns more calories and fat
By incorporating weight training into your routine, you can not only burn more calories but speed up your metabolism. Studies show that regular strength training can even increase your resting metabolic rate which means your body burns calories even while you’re not working out.
- Reduce risk of osteoporosis
As we age our bones don’t hold vitamins and nutrients like they used to. Bones become less dense putting women as they age at a higher risk of osteoporosis Regular weight training increases bone density, reducing risks of osteoporosis.
- Reduce risk of heart disease
Weight training is good for your heart The American Heart Association recommends resistance/weight training at least twice a week to strengthen your heart and fight against various heart-related health issues.
- Enhance your mood and reduce stress
Exercise releases endorphins which improve your mood and reduces stress
So next time you are working out, don’t skip the weights.
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