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While female fitness is in some ways similar to men’s fitness, it differs in many ways as well. A woman’s work is never done but this can mean that you can go for weeks without finding time to exercise; you always have something you are meant to be doing and exercise can seem a luxury that you just don’t have time for. As a mother especially, it is easy to forget about your fitness in amongst everything else but it shouldn’t be seen as a luxury. Female fitness is vital to your wellbeing and health. If you allow your health to suffer, then you will actually be less efficient and less able to deal with every day challenges.
Female fitness and exercise means a boost to your metabolism and a boost to your flow of blood and oxygen around the body by strengthening the heart and lungs with good cardiovascular exercise.
As we age, our bodies begin to automatically lose muscle. During our 30’s and 40’s, we lose about .5 pounds of muscle every year. After the age of 50, the rate of loss may double to about 1 pound of muscle per year. Strength declines with age as well at about 3 times faster than muscle mass. With the loss of muscle, our body fat percentage naturally increases. In addition, lower activity levels and a poor diet equal greater fat storage. Less muscle mass and higher fat levels lead to a slower metabolism. A slower metabolism means we burn fewer calories. The result: weight gain, increased fat, and higher risk of disease. Without intervention, we become a frail, older adult without the muscle or strength to support our own skeletal system.