STRENGTH TRAINING - WHAT's THE POINT?
The usual messages you'll get go along with strength training are focused on the health messages. Which, yes, I've done as well.
Message like, the benefits of strength training for woman are: - increased energy levels
- decreased risk of osteoporosis
- increased fitness
- decreased risk of cardiovascular disease (aka having a heart attack)
- stabilise, possibly increase, metabolism
- maintain weight
- minimise bladder leakage (when done correctly)
- stave off the effects of aging
- increase muscle mass/density which decreases risk of falls
But really, while the list of benefits of strength training is long, what does it really mean, practically?
Well, try these on for size: - independence, especially when older. You can move more and do more for longer throughout your life. This means travelling, it means going to the shops without support, it means independent living, it means limiting the risk of falls - it means being able to lift your shopping, lift the kids, lift suitcases, lift anything really in daily life without help. It means you can do more! - it means less pain which means getting out and doing more. - it means more energy, which means getting out and doing more of what you enjoy - it means feeling better about yourself - it means feeling more confident.
Strength training not only has a lift of recorded, proven health benefits it means you can do more in your life.
It means you can live a happier life with more energy.
Lifting weights isn't all about bodybuilding or bulging muscles. It's about independence, confidence and having fun in life!
If you're scared about going into a gym - you're totally not alone!! That's why the Bella Femme Studio in Gisborne was created. To help women get fit and STRONG in a safe environment.
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