Weightlifting for Women: Why all women should lift weights

Once seen as the domain of muscle-obsessed athletes, weight training is increasingly becoming part of everyone’s routine. And that’s great news: Both the CDC in the US and the NHS in the UK recommend strength training at least twice a week.

Women in particular can benefit enormously from including strength work in their exercise program. It is well documented that due to hormonal changes during menopause, women lose muscle mass and bone density, putting them at risk for osteoporosis and other conditions.

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