My degree in Movement Science from the University of Michigan has trained me to seek out scientific proof.
As you saw with all my programs, from PowerAbs to PHIIT, science supports my programs and the results speak for themselves.
The science is so powerful to the many benefits of being stronger, especially for women.
According to Harvard Medical School in an article titled “Strength Training Builds More Than Muscles”, the authors state...
“8 million women in the United States have osteoporosis. It is now responsible for 2 million fractures each year and experts expect that number to rise."
They go on to say “numerous studies have shown that strength training can play a role in slowing bone loss, and several show it can even build bone.”
According to an article in New Science Magazine titled “Why Strength Training May Be The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Health”, the authors referenced multiple studies which confirmed the benefits of strength training and muscle building.
The article states...
Building muscle reduces the risk of cancer and stroke, boosts brainpower, burns through calories and more – it might even be better for you than cardio.
Strength training could add years of life and protect you from some major killers.
Having stronger muscles seems to decrease the chance of getting cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. There is even evidence that it can improve your memory and prevent cognitive decline.
What supports this even more for me is that the best evidence comes from studies of the exercise habits of large numbers of people.
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that lifting weights for less than an hour a week reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke by up to 70 percent – independent of any aerobic training.
Plos Medicine studied 99,316 women over 8 years and found that those who did at least an hour a week of strength training significantly lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes.
And the Academic Journal of Epidemiology found that people with better grip strength – a proxy for overall muscle strength – are at reduced risk of premature death by any cause.
All this adds up to one thing... Being stronger means being healthier and potentially living a longer, and happier life, no matter when you start strength training.