6 Reasons Strength Training Is Important For Women

Strong is the new sexy.
Strong is the new sexy.

Compared to cardiovascular training, weight training or strength training for women gets little attention. With new understandings in the importance of strength training for women it’s beginning to garner much needed acknowledgement. More and more women are beginning to understand overall health (and not just a low calorie diet) from different types of training. Keeping body fat to a minimum and improving fitness health is what strength/weight training is geared for among a few other things, one of which is building muscle mass.

Here are just a few reasons why strength training is vitally important for women:

1. Prevents osteoporosis

 Even a person suffer from osteoporosis can benefit from strength training by increasing bone density.  Weight training has been proven to stop the development of osteoporosis.
2. Better quality of life

Regular strength training allows women to move about their day more easily and effortlessly. Not to mention the calming effect it has on one’s mental health.

3. Body Strength

The tendons and muscles become incredibly strong giving the body the extra support it needs on a daily basis.

4. Aids in the aging process

Don’t like sagging skin? (who does) Strength training prevents just that while enhancing your muscle. The aging process is slowed with training.

5. All strength, no bulk
Often women are concerned that they will begin to bulk up and look like a body builder or. Not so with strength training. The body becomes firm and toned, it leans out the muscles.
6. Energy levels through the roof
With this type of training you are giving your body, body, and brain the necessary nutrients: oxygen, increased blood flow, and heartbeat during your workouts. You will feel more alive and energize and able to reduce stress not only in your body, but in your life too.
If you wish to start strength training speak with a professional trainer or begin reading up on it. And it’s always important before beginning any training to consult a physician regarding important questions or concerns you might have.
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