12 Reasons You Should Start Lifting Weights Today

12 Reasons You Should Start Lifting Weights Today

Just because you’re not vying for 20-inch biceps or thunderously strong thighs like the muscle heads in the gym doesn’t mean you should shun the weight room. Lifting weights gives you an edge over belly fat, stress, heart disease, and cancer—and it’s also the single most effective way to look hot in a bikini. Yet somehow women are still hesitant: Only about a fifth of females strength train two or more times a week.

Here are 12 reasons you shouldn’t live another day without hitting the weights.

You’ll Lose 40 Percent More Fat
If you think cardio is the key to blasting belly fat, keep reading: When Penn State researchers put dieters into three groups—no exercise, aerobic exercise only, or aerobic exercise and weight training—they all lost around 21 pounds, but the lifters shed six more pounds of fat than those who didn’t pump iron. Why? The lifters’ loss was almost pure fat; the others lost fat and muscle.

 

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By | 2015-04-24T16:37:16+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Fitness|0 Comments

About the Author:

Ania Glowacka is a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach & Holistic Life Coach. She has been working in the industry for over 10 years and certified for 8 of those years. As a youth she successfully tackled her own health & weight issues, and now her passion lies in helping others do the same. Ania Glowacka works in supporting others in reaching their goals so they can be the best version of themselves through habit retraining, diet retraining and exercise retraining. “With over ten years in the industry, I have found that time and time again there is a huge mental and emotional component to reaching goals which often gets ignored. I am extremely dedicated to each of my clients. Through coaching and personal training, my focus is to change life-long negative habits while working through the emotions that accompany change. Together we work towards creating a positive mindset, accompanied with a personalized exercise and nutrition plan to ensure not only short term results, but life-long ones as well. It is my promise to you that together we will get you to where you’ve always wanted to be.” She is also a mother of two beautiful daughters and is currently in school for her counselling diploma.

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