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Why Women Should Lift Weights

 

By Elizabeth Colen

Elizabeth Colen

Back in the 80’s Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons and Denise Austin ruled with their aerobic workouts and women were moving. We started buying matching leg warmers and headbands and kicking and screaming like the rest of the women. It was a movement that got us moving for sure, however we are now in the 21st century and we need to build on that aerobic phase. While we were doing all those aerobic exercises, we are burning fat and muscle. I’d like to share what you can do that will burn almost only fat (even around that belly) lifting weights. Yes, ladies it is time to pick up some dumbbells and lift. Here are just a few benefits to lifting weights.

 

  1. Burn More Calories – while you burn calories doing aerobics once you stop exercising you stop burning calories. However, when you are done lifting weights your body will continue to burn calories. Do you hear me? You can be reading this blog and burning calories. You can be watching TV and burning calories. You can be eating and burning calories. I think you get it. If you lift weights your body will burn more calories.

 

  1. Stronger Bones – Lifting weights will make your bones stronger more dense. The more you lift you are decreasing your risk of osteoporosis. You can also improve muscle mass and balance. You don’t want to be the lady in the commercial “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”.

 

  1. Mood Stabilizer – When you lift weights your body releases endorphins that I call “nature’s happy pill”. Endorphins can enhance your mood, fight depression, and reduce stress and anxiety. Lifting weight can put you in a better mood and help you get your happy back.

Just like the 80’s the aerobic movement was big, let’s make lifting weights the big thing in the 21st century for women. Go ahead run to the store and buy yourself a matching set of dumbbells.

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