Whoever said “diamonds are a gal’s best friend” got it wrong.

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Whoever said “diamonds are a gal’s best friend” got it wrong.

Muscle is😉

Especially, in the years surrounding menopause.

Dr. Stacy Sims says this about muscle in her new book, Next Level:

“…everyone – both men and women – naturally loses muscle and strength with age. If you do nothing to stem that loss, you can expect to lose up to 8% of your strength each decade after your 30th birthday, and that decline accelerates after age 60. So by the time you are 55, you might be 20% weaker. The years around menopause can make this worse, as estrogen is essential for muscle stem-cell function and maintenance and is also the main driver of muscle mass and strength.”

Other reasons to fall in love with lifting heavy things (all of which Stacy does a deep dive into in her book)…

💪It helps to increase your metabolic rate.
💪Improves posture and stability,
💪Builds stronger bones,
💪Improves blood pressure control,
💪Helps maintain healthy body composition,
💪Improves immunity,

…and so much more!

Personally, I have always had a love affair with strength training since I was first introduced to it waaaaay back in my college days and I have experienced significant benefits cell to soul by making it a constant in my life. Which is partly why I do the work I do in the world today.

Do you strength train on the regular? If not, what’s holding you back? Come share with me here.

To listen to the full interview I did with Stacy check out this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast or watch the interview on YouTube.

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