You’ll conquer your fears
In recent years, there’s been a movement to rid women of their hesitation to weight train for fear of bulking up or feeling out of their element. “I work with many women that are truly apprehensive about stepping into the ‘men’s’ part of the gym,” says Julie Lohre, owner of FITBODY.com. “They have been on the outskirts of the cardio machines, or may have taken aerobic classes, but they have been afraid to check out the barbells and dumbbells.” Lohre adds that most of these women are surprised at “how quickly they become comfortable with the weights and how fast they see results.”
Your bones will get stronger
Pass on the milk and grab a set of hand weights instead. Lifting and weight bearing exercise builds bone density far more efficiently than downing dairy. Even the National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends weight bearing exercise to build strong bones and prevent falls in patients already suffering from bone disease. Find out the silent signs you may have osteoporosis and not know it.