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Jo is a curious, creative and mindful fitness professional who inspires women to reject the hamster wheel of fad dieting and exercise and find a happier, healthier and more centered way to live life through realistic and intuitive nutrition and strength training, surrounded by an inspiring community of amazing mid-life ladies on a similar journey.
There are so many good reasons to join our Lift Lean strength and resistance training programme
here's 6 for starters ......
1) Improved fat loss
When lifting weights, you build lean muscle. The more muscle you have, the quicker your metabolism will work. This means that weight training will help to boost your metabolism, and in turn, burn more calories, meaning a reduction in body fat and improve weight loss. For each pound of muscle you gain, you’ll burn 30 to 50 more calories per day!
2) Enhance your mood and reduce stress
Exercise releases endorphins which improve your mood, prevent pain, and fight depression. Women who strength train commonly report feeling more confident and capable as a result of their training.
3) Gain strength without bulking
Unlike men, women typically don’t gain size from strength training. This is due to the levels of testosterone women have compared to men. Typically women have around 10% of the testosterone of men, and because of this women will develop muscle tone and definition without the size.
4) Reduce your risk of injury, back pain and arthritis
Weight training not only strengthens muscles but also increases bone density. This reduces the risk of fractures and broken bones. It also builds stronger connective tissues and increases joint stability which, as a result, helps prevent injury. Weight lighting can also increase spinal bone density and create a strong and healthy spine. This, coupled with an adequate amount of dietary calcium, can be a women’s best defence against osteoporosis. It can also help with correcting bad posture and building a strong back and core will also help prevent any lower back pain.
5) Improve your athletic performance
Having a stronger body can also help with other sports by improving power, speed, agility and endurance. Weight training will help the body adapt to situations it will face during sport as well as throughout everyday life. Make sure your exercise regime incorporates both aerobic exercise and strength training.
6) Reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes
Weight training can help to improve cardiovascular health by lowering bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol, and in turn this will help to lower blood pressure. Using weight training as part of your routine will also improve the way the body processes sugar, which may reduce the risk of diabetes.