"The Busy Woman's Guide to Strength Training: Benefits and How to Fit it into Your Schedule"
As a busy women who is working, running the show and trying to do it all, it can be hard to find the time to prioritise your fitness. However, strength training is a crucial component of any exercise routine and has numerous benefits for both your physical and mental well-being. I always say, if you want to perform better in your job, as a boss, as a mum then looking after your health is NUMBER ONE, when you do you have more mental clarity, patience and energy to absolutely smash it in your week!
Here are the benefits of strength training for busy women like you and some tips on how to fit it into your busy schedule.
Increased muscle mass and bone density: Strength training is essential for building muscle (aka tone up) and increasing bone density, which is crucial for maintaining overall health as we age. This can also help to prevent osteoporosis and other age-related conditions that can occur from no regular exercise or strength training.
Improved metabolism: Strength training can also boost your metabolism, helping you to burn more calories throughout the day and making it easier to maintain or lose weight.
Increased energy levels: Regular strength training can also help to increase your energy levels, making it easier to tackle your busy schedule and daily tasks.
Improved mental health: Strength training has also been shown to have positive effects on mental health, reducing stress and anxiety and improving mood. MOVEMENT = MOOD!
Tips for fitting strength training into your busy schedule:
Schedule your strength training sessions in advance and treat them as non-negotiable appointments, like you would a business meeting.
Try to do shorter, more intense workouts that can be done in 20-30 minutes, lift heavy and go compound!
Do bodyweight exercises or use some resistance bands, to complete a quick workout, something you can do at home or on the go when you need to travel around.
Try to include strength training in your daily routine by doing exercises such as push-ups or squats while watching TV or during a lunch break or even while the jug boils.
Strength training is such an important component of any exercise routine and has numerous benefits for busy women especially. By incorporating strength training into your schedule, you can improve your physical and mental well-being, increase your energy levels, and boost your metabolism. Remember to schedule your strength training sessions in advance, and try to find ways to include it in your daily routine. Happy strength training!