You’ll conquer your fears
“I work with many women who are truly apprehensive about stepping into the ‘men’s’ part of the gym,” says Cincinnati, Ohio-based certified personal trainer Julie Lohre, owner of FITBODY.com. “They have been on the outskirts of the cardio machines, or may have taken aerobic classes, but they have been afraid to check out the barbells and dumbbells. Once they do though, they’re surprised at how quickly they become comfortable with the weights and how fast they see results.”
Your bones will get stronger
Pass on the milk and grab a set of hand weights instead. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends weight-bearing exercise to build strong bones and prevent falls in patients already suffering from bone disease. Find out the silent signs you may have osteoporosis and not know it.