9 reasons women should lift weights
Strength training is where it’s at — no disrespect to cardio, according to an article on fitnessmagazine.com.
“You’ll burn more calories” is one of the reasons listed.
“The more muscle you have, the more energy your body expends,” says women’s strength expert Holly Perkins, CSCS. “Everything you do, from brushing your teeth, to sleeping, to checking Instagram, you’ll be burning more calories.”
“You’ll drop a size” is another reason: “In fact, body weight often goes up with strength training, but dress size goes down one or two sizes,” Perkins says.