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Health and Fitness Mistakes Women Need To Stop Making

More and more women are turning towards fitness to transform their lives and be healthy. While this is a delightful development, there are certain health and fitness mistakes that most women commit. We are throwing light on a few and letting you know how to fix them.

Not Eating Enough Protein Fearing that they will bulk up, many women give a cold shoulder to protein. While protein does help build Lean Muscle Mass, it will never make you look muscular. You may even check out our recent post titled - ‘This Is Why Women Need Protein’ to know better. Women should consume more than the bare minimum recommended daily intake, which is 0.8 gm/kg.  Shying Away From Lifting Weights Women keep weights at bay considering weight lifting to be another reason that might turn them muscular. But, what they fail to consider are the many benefits that strength training offers. One study showcased that strength training increased resting metabolism in women by almost 4%. This means, there is a possibility that more calories might get burned even when you are resting. Not lifting enough heavy weights Even when some women decide to try strength training, they do not lift the appropriate weights. As you advance in your workouts, you get stronger and the lighter weights will cut it after a while.  Not Getting Enough Sleep We all know how women tend to take a detour when it comes to heading to bed for a good night’s sleep. While completing all the daily chores is important, so is completing 7-8 hours of sleep. Have a sound sleep schedule to let your body rest and recover.  Area Targeting Women’s physiology causes fat to usually accumulate around the hips and thighs. But, that does not mean you should every day carry out exercises that target those areas. You will have to burn all the excess fat to achieve your goals. Make sure you are working out all the major muscle groups through the week.  Do you know of any other health and fitness mistakes that women tend to make? References -  Guoyao Wu. Dietary protein intake and human health. Food Funct. (2016) M.M. GORDON, et al. EFFECTS OF DIETARY PROTEIN ON THE COMPOSITION OF WEIGHT LOSS IN POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN. J Nutr Health Aging. (2008) J T Lemmer, et al. Effect of strength training on resting metabolic rate and physical activity: age and gender comparisons. Med Sci Sports Exerc. (2001) Rachel R. Markwald, et al. Impact of insufficient sleep on total daily energy expenditure, food intake, and weight gain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (2013)
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