While I believe it’s my role to motivate you to be and feel the best you can, I do not think it’s my role to preach. Nobody likes to be told what to do, but if I can use a strong persuasive argument to push you in the right direction, then that is what I am going to do. One of my passions, if you didn’t already know, is empowering women to be fit, strong and healthy and one of the tools I use to promote this is strength training.
There are so many reasons to include strength training in your workouts, the obvious one being you will get strong, but the chances are you may not have thought of the other bonus’s that lifting heavy weights can provide you.
After the age of 30, both men and women with lose muscle mass at the rate of 3-5% per annum. The loss of this muscle mass will impact both your overall health and metabolism, so building and maintaining a healthy amount of muscle can benefit most people.
Bullet-proofing yourself from aging.
Lean muscle = improved metabolism = fat loss
Boosting self esteem and feelings of empowerment
Improved body composition
Prevention against health issues and diseases such as diabetes 2, obesity and cardiovascular problems.
Each Wednesday I do a Facebook Live Q + A to help you through the fitness and wellness confusion, please feel free to tune in each Wednesday at noon CST, over on my Fit n’ Chips page, and as usual please let me know if you have any questions I can help you with.
This weeks Podcast is all about nutrition! I interview my good friend and Nutrition Ninja Josh Hillis, from One-by-One Nutrition. Josh and I discuss strategies to help women on their fat loss journey, that starts with recognising that we need to play the long game and not be in a hurry to see results. I found this a very helpful conversation and I hope you think so too. Head over to the podcast page here on the website to tune in.
Hope you find these nuggets helpful and as usual just ask if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful weekend.