The truth is, weights are fantastic for women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Here's why:
1. Muscle burns fat.
The more muscle you have on your body, the quicker and easier it is to burn fat. Muscles require extra food energy so a person with more muscle will require and burn more calories.
2. Strength without bulk.
Strength is important for many everyday activities. Think grocery shopping, hauling your kid around, household chores. It will also help with any sports or athletic activities you may be involved in. Women who are not taking steroids can lift as heavy as they like without every looking like men. Truth be told, there is a real problem with steroid use in bodybuilding competitions and this tends to skewer our perceptions of weight training. Rest assured, if you are female and lifting weights, you will NOT wind up looking like a man.
3. Reduced risk of many injuries and diseases.
Heart disease, arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis, diabetes, and even depression to name a few.