Why Women Don't Lift Weights - But Should - Article # 3
Friday, October 26, 2012
This is the third article I have read, and reviewed this week for my team challenge. I chose this article because I am trying to add more strength training with weights to my weekly routine.
The article explains the benefits of women lifting weights for as little as 20 minutes a week. The advantages include improved in muscle tone and strength as well as fighting the aging process and maintaining lean muscle. The article also claims that women who regularly exercise with weights have higher self-esteem, better immune system. Weight training reduces blood pressure, fights arthritis, strengthens bones, and helps the body process sugar more efficiently, thereby reducing the risk of diabetes. Building muscle mass will help your body burn more calories by boosting your metabolism. Wow, I am going to seriously start lifting more weights.
The article goes on to say the despite all these benefits many women have misconceptions about lifting weights. Common excuses are being afraid to bulk up or gain weight, looking foolish, and afraid of being injured. All these common beliefs are dispelled. This article is worth reading if you are at all interested in adding weights to your work out routine.
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