22 years ago when I bought my fitness biz I told everybody that ladies should be working out with weights if they wanted to be really healthy and look and feel amazing!
Pretty much all laughed as we were in the craze of the birth of commercial gyms with hundreds of cardio machines and ladies doing nothing but cardio
(That was one of the main reasons I set the very first gym based Bootcamp up for ladies to give them access to working out with weights in a group environment to be able to support each other)
But I told everybody - one day this will be different, I look around now and see how that's changed, I see women weight training just like the guys do, not surprising given the health benefits especially as they age, here's why 👇
Weight training is an important part of any fitness program, but it is especially beneficial for women as they age.
Lifting weights can help you maintain muscle mass, improve your balance and stability, and even reduce your risk of injury.
With these benefits in mind, let’s take a closer look at how weight training can benefit women as they age.
First and foremost, weight training is an effective way to maintain muscle mass. As we age, our muscles tend to decrease in size and strength. This can lead to a decrease in our overall physical fitness levels. However, by lifting weights regularly, we can maintain our muscle mass and therefore maintain our physical fitness level. Additionally, as we age our bones tend to become weaker and more prone to fractures. Weight training can help strengthen our bones and reduce our risk of fracture. Weight training can also help improve your balance and stability. Balance and stability are important for reducing the risk of falls and injuries, especially as we age.
Weight training can help build the muscles that are responsible for balance and stability, making everyday activities easier and reducing our risk of injury. Finally, weight training can help reduce your risk of certain chronic diseases.
Studies have shown that weight training can help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Additionally, weight training can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and arthritis, two conditions that are common in older adults.
In conclusion, weight training is an important part of any fitness program, but it is especially beneficial for women as they age.
Weight training can help maintain muscle mass, improve balance and stability, and reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases. Therefore, it is important for all women to incorporate weight training into their regular fitness routine.
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