Aging slows metabolism, making it easier to accumulate weight, especially around the waist and hips.
Light lifting, cardio, and healthy eating can build lean muscle mass. Light lifting will tone your body and make your clothes fit better.
If you're not becoming stronger in your 30s, you're losing muscle. Muscle mass diminishes 3–8% every decade after 30 and considerably quicker after 60.
Due to estrogen and progesterone decline, perimenopausal and postmenopausal women are at risk for osteoporosis.
Weights stimulate bone formation to counterbalance age-related bone mineral density loss. Walking is good, but upper-body bones require resistance exercise too.
Lift Light, Get Lean demonstrates how to build lean muscle without bulking up. Weight training is safe and effective with one set of light weights.
Exercise decreases cortisol and adrenaline by releasing mood-boosting endorphins and serotonin. Every workout is a victory. Don't worry about missing a day.
Light weights can strengthen your core, helping you maintain excellent posture & prevent falls from unexpected movements like sidestepping to avoid a sidewalk crack.