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Lifting weights- NOT just for men and bodybuilders

Quick question- are you lifting weights? I’ve learned from personal experience that doing so is critical as we age- and especially as we enter peri-menopause and menopause.


Here are 4 reasons I want YOU to consider lifting weights, now….



1. Maintain and increase bone density. As we age, our bones become more fragile and susceptible to fractures. But by lifting weights, you can stimulate bone growth and help prevent osteoporosis (which affects 1 in 5 women over 50- but only 20 men- hmmmmm).




2. Increase muscle mass and strength. This is important because as we age, we naturally lose muscle mass, which can lead to a slower metabolism and weight gain… ughhhhh. By lifting weights, you can build and maintain muscle mass, which can help keep your metabolism revved up and your weight in check.





3. Improve your balance and coordination- As we age, our balance and coordination can decline, which can increase the risk of falls and injuries. But by incorporating weight lifting into your routine, you can improve your balance and reduce your risk of falls.






4. There are also mental benefits - including boosting your mood, reducing stress, and improving your overall sense of well-being. THIS not only benefits you, but everyone around you.




If you are new to me- I teach classes (both online and in person) that incorporate weight lifting, body weight resistance and balance. If you have any questions- email me at amity@northshorecore.com

I’m here to help.


With love from my core,

Amity



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