The benefits of weight lifting for women
The benefits of weight training go well beyond increasing physical strength.
The benefits of picking up strength training as a fitness routine go way beyond aesthetics. In fact, it’s proven to be one of the best things you can do for your health !
What are the benefits of weight training?
“Weight training helps to increase bone density – that’s really important for women as our oestrogen levels dip and bone density decreases once we hit around 30.
“It also releases endorphins, so it’s all about helping that positive mind-set. (Caroline Bragg, master trainer at Stylist Strong)
What people don’t realise, during weight training you’re also working your cardio-vascular system. You increase your heart rate when you weight train which is crucial for your heart [health] so it’s multi-faceted.
“When you do weight training it translates into your everyday life as well because you get stronger. Functional training, like doing squats or picking up a weight, helps whether we’re moving house or carrying shopping home.”(Emma Obayuvana, trainer at Stylist Strong)
Weight training’s not just about how you look or about getting stronger, but also you’ll carry yourself differently as well.