If you’re a woman and are having trouble losing weight, grab a dumbbell! Lifting weights has been shown to speed up your metabolism while increasing your muscle mass, helping you to lose weight.
Worried about bulking up? Don’t be. Women don’t have the capability. As you increase your muscles, you’ll speed up your metabolism AND be able to enjoy your favorite foods.
Other benefits of regular strength training include reduction of arthritis, high blood glucose levels, osteoporosis, back pain, heart disease and depression.