Here are some great reasons why ladies should train with weights…
You’ll Burn More Fat
Ever wonder why men lose weight faster than ladies – the reason is they have a higher muscle mass naturally due to having higher testosterone levels. Higher muscle mass helps to burn more fat. Most females neglect building some muscle mass through weight training and from the many diets I have analysed many fall short of adequate protein intake in their daily diet – thus when exercising unfortunately muscle is broken down for fuel and fat is not burned as effectively as you would have liked.
Your Clothes Will Fit Better
Research shows that between the ages of 30 and 50, you’re are likely to lose 10 percent of your body’s total muscle. Many females are gradually losing muscle mass by not working on weight training exercises.
You’ll Burn More Calories
Lifting increases the number of calories you burn. That’s because after each strength workout, your muscles need energy to repair their fibers.
Your Diet Will Improve
Exercise helps your brain stick to a diet plan. Both diet and exercise simultaneously remind you to stay on track, aiding your weight-loss goals. They work hand in hand!
You’ll Handle Stress Better
Break a sweat in the weight room and you’ll stay cool under pressure. Scientists determined that the fittest people exhibited lower levels of stress hormones than those who were the least fit. Another study found that after a stressful situation, the blood pressure levels of people with the most muscle returned to normal faster than the levels of those with the least muscle.
You’ll Be Happier
Yoga isn’t the only Zen-inducing kind of exercise. Researchers found that people who performed three weight workouts a week for six months significantly improved their scores on measures of anger and overall mood.
You’ll Build Stronger Bones
As you age, bone mass goes to pot, which increases your likelihood of one day suffering a debilitating fracture. The good news: A study found that 16 weeks of resistance training increased hip bone density and elevated blood levels of osteocalcin—a marker of bone growth–by 19 percent.
You’ll Get Into Shape Faster
The term cardio shouldn’t describe only aerobic exercise: A study found that circuit training with weights raises your heart rate 15 beats per minute higher than if you ran at 60 to 70 percent of your max heart rate. This approach strengthens muscles and provides cardiovascular benefits similar to those of aerobic exercise—so you save time without sacrificing results.
Your Heart Will Be Healthier
Researchers at the University of Michigan found that people who did three total-body weight workouts a week for two months decreased their diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) by an average of eight points. That’s enough to reduce the risk of a stroke by 40 percent and the chance of a heart attack by 15 percent.
You’ll Be Way More Productive
Lifting could result in a raise (or at least a pat on the back from your boss). Researchers found that workers were 15 percent more productive on days they exercised compared with days they didn’t. So on days you work out, you can (theoretically) finish in eight hours what would normally take nine hours and 12 minutes. Or you’d still work for nine hours but get more done, leaving you feeling less stressed and happier with your job–another perk reported on days workers exercised.