Continuing on from my last post, here are another 2 reasons as to why strength training is very important for women.
5. You’ll Strengthen Your Brain, Too - Muscles strengthen both your body and your brain. Research shows that a combination of mentally stimulating activities like using a computer and exercise (which included walking and other cardio as well as strength training and sports activities) helped protect brain functioning in older adults. The combination of computer use with moderate exercise can decrease the risk of memory loss more than either one activity on its own.
6. You’ll Be Happier and Less Stressed - Move over, runner's high! Weight training also has the power to induce pleasure by releasing endorphins, the "feel-good" chemical in your brain.
Research shows that resistance training can help beat the blues. One Australian study found that people who did three strength workouts a week reported an 18 percent drop in depression after 10 weeks. In addition, exercise reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, potentially relieving feelings of anxiety and agitation.
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