Posts Tagged ‘strength’

 

Should Women in Their 50s (and older) Be Lifting Weights?

I was asked the other day by a client, “As a woman in my fifties should I really be lifting weights? All I want to do is lose a few pounds to feel better. So shouldn’t I just be doing cardio?”

 

That client isn’t alone in being baffled by her workout.  It’s amazing just how many of us are doing exercises, and we don’t really know why.  Sure, we all have the idea that being active is good for us (mainly because someone else told us, or we read it in numerous magazines). We know too that when we want to lose a few extra pounds, we need to do that extra run.  Yet many of us are kind of clueless to the long-term benefits of physical activity and why it’s important for us to keep it up in the many years to come.

 

So why is it important?

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The Benefits of Weight Training

Why must I exercise with weights when I do regular cardio-vascular exercise?

 

“I might get injured…..”

 

“I don’t want to have loads of muscle…..”

 

“I am not a body builder….”

 

“Cardio is how I burn calories and lose weight!”

 

I have heard a number of people make these exact comments with regard to weight training. A lot of people believe that weight training and gaining muscle does not help them lose fat and burn calories.

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Tips On How To Get Better Sleep: Part 1: Your Phone Is Stopping You Sleeping

One of the things I have been talking with clients about recently is making sure they are getting enough sleep, and good quality sleep.

 

But  what do I mean by getting better sleep? What is enough sleep and what do I mean by good quality sleep?

 

For everyone sleep is absolutely vital. It is the time we recover and rejuvenate. If you are on any health, fitness, or weight loss journey right now, then if you are not getting enough sleep, it could be hampering your results.

 

You don’t get the health benefits in the gym, you get them when you recover, when you are sleeping.

 

Good quality sleep, better sleep, is the deep sleep, this is the time that the body goes into all out recovery mode. The more deep sleep you get, the more recovering your body does.

 

I started writing this post, and it began to turn into a huge post, so I decided to break it down into smaller parts, and give you just 1 or 2 things to work on each week.

 

This week…….

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