Fit Way to a Woman's Health
Fitness, muscle-building and gym work-outs have gone beyond the
traditional all-male club. With the hype over
and health and a healthy lifestyle, women have joined the club as well.
However, men and women have different
and exercise needs are focused on the muscles of the upper back. Most
of their exercise work-outs are also designed for the stomach muscles,
especially those who have just given birth. At the same time, exercises
for women are usually designed for weight loss. And while men tend to
focus on muscle building whereas women work on toning their muscles,
strength training is important for both.
are a few things to make you women out there go out and start building
up your muscle strength.
the performance of your usual tasks easier with a physically strong
body. Chores will be easier, lifting your kids, the grocery or the
laundry will be a piece of cake. Consequently, it will reduce possible
strain on the muscles and injury. Training can increase a woman's
strength by 30 to 50 percent.
fat at the same time. A strength training done 2 to 3 times a week for
a span of two months can result to two pounds of muscles and would mean
a reduction of 3.5 pounds of fat. The more muscles and less fat, the
faster is the metabolism, which ultimately means your body burns
calories faster than normal.
osteoporosis. Weight training increases spinal bone mineral density
which means lesser chances of the risk of osteoporosis.
heart disease and diabetes. Weight improvement improves cardiovascular
health by lowering the bad cholesterol and blood pressure. It also
improves glucose use in the body by 23 percent which reduces the risk
road to a healthier you. Not only does it promote a healthier body, but
it also develops a healthier attitude and a healthier heart. Women who
engage in regular strength training are more confident, with a more
positive outlook in life.
do you get started?
those who lead very busy lifestyles, hitting the gym and starting on a
plan may seem the perfect way to keep fit. But for most, starting out
on a regular walking exercise is the way to go. Start at a manageable
rate. A 10 to 15 minute walk is a good way to start. Prior to a
workout, make sure to stretch your major muscles. Work your muscles on
the front of your thighs. Stretch your shoulder muscles by standing
straight and rolling the shoulders backward in a circular motion. And
of course, don't forget to observe proper nutrition. Load up on water
to prevent dehydration. Consume carbohydrates before starting on your
those with joint and bone diseases, swimming may prove to be a less
stressful activity for your muscles.
most important is, make time for your exercise. If you can't hit the
gym or start on a regular work-out plan, make sure that your day is
filled with enough physical activity that keeps you going and always on
the go. Women's
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