The “TEN” amazing benefits for women who train
You’re a woman. You want to look good and feel good, so you come to Body in 45 to help you reduce your body fat, increase your lean muscle mass and burn calories more efficiently. But did you know that strength training has a host of other benefits as well? Here are a few to share with your friends who are still under the misunderstanding that cardio, cardio and more cardio will help them look as good as you:
Strength training also helps to:
- Develop strong bones: By stressing your bones, strength training increases bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
- Burn Calories While You Sleep: As you increase muscle, your body becomes a metabolic furnace that burns more calories more efficiently, even while you’re sleeping. Every pound of muscle you add burns 35-50 calories more per day. The more calories you burn, the more easily you’ll lose body fat.
- Reduce your risk of injury: Strengthening your muscles protects your joints from injury. It also helps you maintain flexibility and balance, an even more important consideration as we age.
- Boost your energy levels: As you grow stronger, you’ll have more energy to do the things you love, whether it’s playing with your children, spending time with friends or engaging in all manner of night-time activities you’ve been too tired to pursue…
- Improve your sense of well-being: Strength training boosts self-confidence, improves your body image and helps your self esteem soar. With summer coming, there’s no better feeling in the world than throwing on a pair of shorts and a tank top and know you look amazing.
- Get a better night’s sleep: Women who commit to a regular strength training program report that they “sleep like a rock” and are far less likely to spend the night tossing and turning.
- Manage chronic health conditions: Strength training can reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions, including arthritis, back pain, depression, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.
- Strengthen Your Heart: A leading cause of death among women, coronary heart disease is significantly reduced by strength training by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Age Gracefully: A lean and toned body is a visible declaration that says, “I take care of myself.” Strength training is literally a woman’s fountain of youth allowing her to make the second half of her life the best half.
- Feel Sexy: A perk with no needed additional explanation.