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Healthy Living Expo September 20-21, 2018

Why all women should be strength training

, by Weight Loss Challenge

Many women think that lifting weights will cause them to bulk up like men do, but the truth is that women have too much estrogen in their body for this to happen. There are many benefits of strength training, and doing it just a couple times a week can make a big difference. Here are some reasons you should start strength training today:

  • You’ll increase your metabolism: Not only will you be burning calories during your work out, but strength training also revs up your metabolism for many hours after.
  • You’ll build stronger bones: As women get older, their bone density decreases. Strength training can help counteract this loss and will decrease risk of fractures and osteoporosis.
  • You’ll burn more fat: Muscle tissue is more “active” than fat tissue. Each pound of muscle burns about 30 calories per hour just to sustain itself. So even when you’re just sitting at your desk or watching TV, you’ll still be burning more calories.
  • Improves daily activities: The stronger your muscles are, the easier it will be to do daily activities such as carrying groceries, pushing the lawn mower, and more!
  • You can do it anywhere, any time: You don’t need any fancy equipment or a gym membership to do strength training. Instead you can use your body weight to do push-ups, squats, planks, pull-ups and more!

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