Women often frown if I advise them to regularly train with weights. “I don’t want to look like a man if I train with weights!”, I often hear. Let me tell you one thing: You won’t look like a man. Instead, the gym has other positive side effects for women.
1. Sped Up Metabolism
Go to the gym if you want to eat more, great-tasting food. Not having to watch your calories 24/7 is a privilege that every women dreams of. The muscles that you build up during your training in the gym will even burn your calories in times, when you’re not training consciously. Muscles are fat burners.
And don’t forget the psychological side of it: Opening your fridge after a hard workout and rewarding yourself with your favourite food is one of the best feelings in this world. Humans are reward oriented creatures, am I right?
2. Fit and Healthy Aging
You only live once. Aging healthy is important – it might not be in this moment for you but it’ll definitely be important in the future. Being mentally and physically fit in the long-term is a privilege, worth working for. Your children are not here to care for you when you’re older. You want to be independent and fit – even as a grandma.
Being associated with an independent, fit elderly is the best that can happen. What a world it would be, where elderly are still healthy and adventurous. Recreate your future starting today, go to the gym.
3. Deal With Stress Like a Boss
We live in a society where we have to deal with stress on a daily basis. Have you ever came home fully stressed out, after a ten-hour work shift? An experience like this in our present world is pretty common – for both sexes.
Occupational burnout is a disease that we’re all too familiar with. In our civilization, our life is out of balance. The mental health of the average person needs improvement. The use of antidepressants are far too high, especially in the female population. About 16% of every women over the age of 12 in the US uses antidepressants frequently.
These are about 30.000.000 people. Using the gym as a treatment, for mental health, free of negative side effects. Sign me up for that!
4. Super Boost Your Confidence (And Attractiveness)
Want to be more confident and attractive? The gym is one of the best places to go then. The WHR (waist-to-hip-ratio) is generally an indicator of your overall attractiveness. Trained glutes, when regarding evolutionary psychology, may indicate to the male sex that you’re better predisposed to give birth. Improving your WHR is a great way to give you extra attention from the opposite sex.
If we look back in our history, the most attractive women – such as Marilyn Monroe – had tremendous self esteem. That’s why she rose to such extreme popularity and had thousands of admirers. Simply because of how comfortable she felt in her own skin.
Women: Recreate Yourself
The days where the gym was filled with guys only is finally over. Sign up for a gym membership and hire a personal trainer or an online coach for a couple of months. Train about 2-3 times a week to begin with. You don’t have to spend more than 60 minutes each.
It won’t take long until you will see the first changes in your physical and mental well-being. Then you will understand, that training in the gym has tremendous benefits.
Don’t be afraid to pick up the dumbbells on a regular basis. They won’t make you bulky. Lifting weights help shape you into the independent, strong and confident woman – that you deserve to be.
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