While the evidence is less specific on the benefits of weight training on cancer risk, exercise in general is known to lower the risk of certain cancers via its effect on the immune system . For example, women that exercise for 30-60 per day decrease their risk of breast cancer by 20-30%. So, protect your breasts and exercise!
3) A better nights sleep
Exercise and in particular RESISTANCE type training has been shown in research soooo much that it has a positive impact on sleeping. The better we sleep the better we generally function all round. Not just mentally but physically. The better we sleep the less likely we are to also overeat. There's more detail on this in one of my previous blogs on Beauty Sleep
4) Increased energy
Of course working out will tire your body at the time. But due to the hormones produced when doing weight training and sometimes an impact on testosterone levels, you are more likely to gain more energy. This combined with better sleep should be a good mixture for improving your energy. As long as you have the correct balance.
5) More muscle mass
As our hormones fluctuate and oestrogen levels eventually drop our muscle mass tends to deteriorate as we get older. But basic weight training and putting a gradual force through our muscles forces them to react by laying down stronger tissues and keeping them solid and strong. So if you're the clumsy one then resistance training is associated with better balance so (hopefully) you'll stop tripping and falling over stuff.
As ladies we all have that scare of menopause. If you haven't gone through it already. Basically oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone all decline when we go through it. Unfortunately they don't always do so proportionately, leaving a lot of us women in strange states of hormonal imbalance. Crying, hot flushes, and a whole load of mixed emotions. Strength training can help re-balance hormones by stimulating testosterone production and increasing the amount of progesterone available to offset the dominant effects of oestrogen, via it's stress-reducing effects.
9) Enhanced self-confidence and improved body image
It has become a popular thing amongst us girls that looking leaner is the "ideal" body image. Weight training will create this effect perhaps more than any style of training. We know exercise in general has a very positive effect on self confidence and self image. I know for a fact when I exercise regularly I feel better and more confident in myself.
10) Increased sex drive!
Im guessing none of us want to lose our sex drives, am I right? Hence why Results with Lucy is offering an amazing Gym Plan - solely for this reason! Ok, not really. But you will find that the more strength training you do you'll notice the multiple impacts on testosterone levels, sleep, energy levels and self confidence. Just imagine the great sex you'll have 🙊🙈
So don't knock down resistance training and try our Gym Plan out now! It's an amazing 3 phase plan and each of them lasts for 12 weeks. You can use the gym version or a home version but on BOTH versions we give you guidance on how to progress across the 12 weeks and introduce new exercises. So, no excuses girls - you CAN do this. We've got your back. It’s a plan for those who want to try something different and learn more about technique. You can purchase it here within our store!
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