A brand new, landmark research study conducted by Harvard scientists and published in the journal ‘Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise’ in 2016 reveals the REAL reason women should engage in strength training.
In their study, researchers followed over 35,000 women (ages 40 to 90 years of age) over a 14-year period and assessed how performing various forms of exercise impacted incidence of Type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease (the leading killer of women).
The results?  Researchers concluded that even if a woman is aerobically ‘fit’, if she includes intelligent strength training in her weekly routine, she significantly reduces her risk for both Type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
So if your New Year’s resolution was to lose weight, look better and be more toned, that’s great.  But remember, strength training is the key to enjoying a long and healthy life.