A common theme we see with female clients over 40 is that they often turn to cardio when they start thinking about their health and fitness. ✋
While they initially lose weight and feel better, as the weeks pass, their progress plateaus, hunger levels shoot through the roof, and they cease to see the changes they want in their body even though they may exercise multiple times a week. If this sounds like you, it’s time you considered adding resistance training as another tool to your fitness regime. 💪
An increasing number of people (not just women) over 40 are embracing the benefits of weight training for physical and mental health, beyond pure aesthetics. Women, in particular, can build and shape the body they want while improving the longevity of their health.
Still not convinced? Here are four reasons why more women over 40 should lift weights:
👉Reduce Muscle Loss – As women age, their muscle mass declines, especially during the peri-menopause/ menopause transition. Resistance training is one of the main ways we signal to the body to retain lean body mass.
👉Preserve Bone Density – Strength training increases bone density and reduces osteoporosis risk, especially for peri-menopausal/ menopausal women.
👉Body Image – Ageing women in particular experience various changes to their body so once they start seeing physical improvements, a boost in confidence and self-image will follow.
👉Sex Drive -Strength training not only gives you more energy, it also increases testosterone production (yes, ladies, that’s a good thing!) and promotes estrogen balance, which can significantly boost your sex drive.
It is never too late to start.
If you are over 40, overweight, have health concerns, or simply want to challenge yourself – weight training will be a new journey for you that will reap SO many benefits.
Have we convinced you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help you start your journey. 🙏