THE BALKAN FOR WOMEN
Frequently, strength training for women is overlooked in favor of aerobic activity, however, we shouldn’t underestimate its importance. Below are some reasons why strength training, partcularily if you are a woman is extremely benficial to health and longevity.
INCREASES BASAL METABOLIC RATE
The basal metabolic rate is a measure of the number of calories we burn when our body is at rest. Increasing this is obviously good news for those looking to lose weight or reduce body fat.
INCREASES BONE DENSITY
Strength training can become very important for conditions such as osteoporosis. Thanks to the increase in muscle mass, bone density also increases, and due to this, the risk of bone fractures decreases. As women age, hormone changes mean they are at more risk of osteoporosis than men.
Another important benefit may be the psychological impact. Research by Hatfield and Kaplan has shown that strength training can help reduce stress and help fight depression and low self-esteem.
Strength training increases your ability to carry out all manner of tasks more efficiently. And this, in turn, improves something else of fundamental importance: your quality of life. Women are physiologically made with less strength and it is therefore paramount women try to strengthen our bodies.
Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. A woman’s risk of breaking a hip is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.
Strength training should be an important part of women's workout regimens. Despite this, the National Centre for Health Statistics says only about 20 percent of women lift weights. This is a big reason for increased cases of Osteoporosis & Sarcopenia.