Beth Levine

So it’s 2017 and chances are good one of your resolutions has something to do with exercising more and getting fit. If you’re a woman, that might mean something along the lines of more walks on the treadmill or attending a spin class more frequently. Most women tend to concentrate on cardiovascular activities, which are very good for you and important in their own right. However, if that’s all you’re doing, you’re missing out on another essential form of exercise: strength training. And strength training is not just for muscle building, it is an overall workout that helps boost your metabolism and keeps your body healthy. In fact, new research has linked strength training to a decreased likelihood of developing certain diseases.

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