Friday, 10 November 2017

Fitness: Women and Weights


Everything seems to be constantly changing in our world. From technology to the latest diet trends to the most popular workout fad at the time, it’s hard to keep track and know better from best.

On the not-so-positive side, we are also living in a world where things best unseen or untold are plastering the news. Whether it’s the latest crime or an early death due to disease, there are things we can do to better and protect ourselves.

Some may argue that being a female already puts women in a disadvantageous state. Whether it’s with regard to careers, gender roles or even strength, we can argue until we’re blue in the face, but where does that leave us?

We have to take what we’re given and optimize it as best we can. While we may already view ourselves as mentally or emotionally strong, becoming physically strong can enhance our lives to unexplainable degrees.

Why? Let’s take a look:

Power- Ever go shopping somewhere and buy something heavy or just have too many bags to carry at once because of the weight? This will probably happen less and less until it’s not happening at all once you gain strength through training. The next time a man asks you if he can carry that heavy item out to your car for you, you’ll be saying “I got this!”

Respect- A woman who is very clearly physically strong will turn heads and demand respect. Walk into a room with a strong physique and you will silently demand attention. Strong women are rare. Strong men are everywhere. The reactions are nowhere near the same. Stand out without even speaking. Let your strength do the talking.

Better Health- Increases in muscle mass are closely related to a ton of health benefits. If we fall, we are less likely to get injured due to the muscle protecting our bones. Our metabolisms work harder at rest with the more muscle we have. As if just feeling and looking better wasn’t enough!

Safety- I am sure every woman has experienced a time where they felt unsafe around a strange man. Whether it’s walking to your car alone at night or just being at home by yourself, it happens. The stronger you become and the more aware you are of your strength, the safer you will feel. You will know you can hold your own if worse comes to worse.

Ladies, it’s time we take what we have and make it even better. We may never be as strong as most men, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try our hardest!

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