Strength training is a very powerful tool for menopausal women. It is a great way to help improve your health and quuality of life.
Not only does it help to build and maintain your muscle mass, but it also has a number of other benefits that help women during this transition into the next stage of their life.
Yep, I said transition.
It is a transition from who you were to who you will be, this isn't a bad thing, this is time to embrace the next stage of your life and properley enjoy it, growing old disgracefully.
Remember, we all grow older, we can choose to grow old.
Anyway, back to strength training.
One of the most siginificant benefits of strength training for menopausal women is it's ability to improve bone density.
Unfortunately as you age, womens bones epxecially become more fragile and prone to fractures. By engaging in regular strength training, women can help to increase the density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Another benefit is it's ability to improve your cardiovascular health. By taking part in regular sessions it can help to reduce your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of your heart going pop.
Strength training can also help to improve your overall physical function and mobility. By building muscle mass and strength, it can make your day to day life so much easier, like climbing the stairs and as we age even getting in and out of the chair. This will help improve your quality of life and also reduce the risk of falls and injuries.
Here's a question for you, at what age does it become having a fall instead of I fell over?
Strength training can also help to improve your mental health and overall mental well being. Regular exercise has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, imporve mood and boost your self esteem.
This can be especially beneficial for menopausal women who will no doubt be experiencing a range of emoptional and psychological changes.
Then you have the benefit of body compostion and weight managment. By building muscle mass and burning calories you will help to reduce body fat and you will improve your overall body shape.
So, to recap, strength training is an effective and beneficial form of exercise for menopausal women.
- Imrpove bone density
- Cardiovascular health
- Physical function & Mobility
- Mental Health
- Body Compostion.
So, what is stopping you?
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