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Zareer Patell

How many of us have noticed? When women enter the gym, they head straight towards the treadmills, cycles, elliptical cross trainers, etc..

Seven out of ten keep hovering around cardiovascular contraptions switching and swapping them all the time.

You can call these women cardio vascularly active but these women don’t want to lift weights. They dislike weight training – some think it’s not a behavior traditionally associated with women or girls – a big mistake for not training and building muscles…!

It doesn’t matter as long as you are young. But what happens to such women when they are in their 40s and beyond?

They may, most probably suffer from osteoporosis (fall in bone mass density), structural changes (body shape), arthritis (painful joints), diabetes, functional immobility and balance, to name a few. Remember, when your muscles are strong, they not only protect your bones but also help in balancing your blood sugar.

Meaning, a healthy and trained muscle can store up to 50% more glucose in it than an untrained muscle. Think of it as a battery storage unit. A new phone with a new battery will keep you going for the whole day. So also, a trained muscle will provide you with energy lasting for 24 hours. And should you take in an excess amount of calories, the healthy muscle has the place to store those extra calories within itself instead of being passed on to the adipose tissues as fat.

So next time get an instructor – someone who really knows what he’s doing and get trained to lift weights and get stronger. 

Zareer Patell

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The fabled fountain of youth has become a reality. Centuries ago, Ponce de Leon went chasing after it & started a trend that exists to this day. The waters of the Bahamas & Florida that de Leon believed could restore health & youth – although nice to swim in – didn’t quite cut it. You can also forget about finding the answer on some mountaintop.

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