5 Things Only Physically Fit Women Understand, Why You Should Understand Them Too

Physically fit women seem to get more out of life. That's a big reason fitness is no longer just a "guy" thing anymore.  More and more women are making fitness and health and a healthy lifestyle a priority. However, men and women do have different fitness needs.

Physically fit women focus on the muscles in their upper back. They also design most of their exercise workouts for the stomach muscles, especially those who have just given birth. At the same time, they design their exercise routines for weight loss. While men tend to focus on muscle building and women work more on toning their muscles, strength training is essential.

Here are a few of the pluses for getting out there and building up your muscle strength.

  1. Make daily tasks easier. Make the performance of your regular duties less strenuous with a physically healthy body. Chores will be less painful; even lifting your kids, the grocery, or the laundry will be a piece of cake. Consequently, it will reduce possible strain on the muscles and injury. Training can increase a woman's strength by 30 to 50 percent.
  2. Lose body fat. Doing strength-training 2 to 3 times a week for two months can build two pounds of muscle and a reduction of 3.5 pounds of fat. The more muscle, the less fat, and the faster your metabolism, which ultimately means your body burns calories faster than usual.
  3. Fight osteoporosis. Weight training increases spinal bone mineral density, which helps lower your chances of osteoporosis.
  4. Fight heart disease and diabetes. Keeping a proper bodyweight improves cardiovascular health by lowering "bad" cholesterol and blood pressure. It also enhances glucose use in the body by 23 percent, which helps reduce the risk of diabetes.
  5. Improve mental health. Exercise not only promotes a healthier body, but it also improves your attitude and leads to a healthier heart. Because they engage in regular strength training, physically fit women are more confident and have a more positive outlook on life.

So how do physically fit women get started?

For those who lead hectic lifestyles, hitting the gym and starting on a regular fitness plan may seem the perfect way to keep fit. But for most, women beginning a daily walking routine is the way to go. Start at a manageable rate. A 10 to 15-minute walk is an excellent way to start. Before a workout, make sure to warm up your major muscle groups. Work your muscles on the front of your thighs. Loosen up your shoulder muscles by standing straight and rolling the shoulders backward in a circular motion. And of course, don't forget to observe proper nutrition. Load up on water to prevent dehydration. Consume carbohydrates before starting on your workout.

For those with joint and bone diseases, swimming may prove to be a less stressful activity for your muscles.

But the most important thing is to make time to exercise. If you can't hit the gym or start on a regular workout plan, make sure you fill your day with enough physical activity to keep you going all day long.

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