Woman's Day—April 7, 2010
Not sure it’s for you? Think again:
Weight-bearing exercise is the way to go in order to build strong bones and avoid fractures.
Research has shown that women who strength-train were found to have increased confidence and self-esteem soon after, says De Mille.
Unfortunately, many women steer away from strength training because of common misconceptions. Here’s the truth:
It will not bulk you up like those bodybuilders you see on TV. According to De Mille, women don’t have the hormonal capacity to naturally get that big.
It will make you look smaller, not larger. A pound of fat is about the size of a softball, but a pound of muscle is only as big as a baseball. The more fat you replace with lean muscle, the slimmer you’ll appear.
Read the full article at womansday.com.