Thank you Kelly Haines for this article and great photos!
Women and weightlifting Lifting weights doesn't mean you'll bulk up and look like the worlds strongest man Eddie Hall (well not unless you consume 12000 calories a day and have a beard!). It actually has huge benefits for women. 1. Weight loss. Building lean muscle helps raise our metabolism and burn more calories 2. Toned figure. As we firm up our muscles our bodies become more toned and defined. This does not mean we bulk up (we don't have enough testosterone for that) but it does mean our clothes fit better. 3. We become stronger. This helps support us and makes everyday actives easier (lifting up children, carrying heavy bags). 4. It can help our bones. Research suggests that strength training for women can help build bone strength and reduce the risk of osteoporotic fractures. Done safely weight training is an excellent form of exercise.
Symptoms suitable for Osteopathic treatment include: back pain, neck pain, lower back pain, spinal pain, sciatica, limb pain - arms and legs, frozen shoulder, sporting injuries, headaches and migraines, stress related conditions, whiplash, muscular skeletal pain, cranial osteopathy, osteopathy for mother and baby. We offer treatment for babies and children, antenatal care for pregnancy related problems and neonatal care for babies.
Also available at The White Practice: Medical Herbalism, Allergy Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Massage.
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