first_imgStrong is the new sexy in fitness trends nowadays but as well as looking hot, there are huge health benefits for women.Weight training is widely regarded as an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and many studies have debunked the myth that a woman will bulk up if she lifts anything stronger than a pink-foamed dumbbell.US First Lady Michelle Obama has said that lifting weights is an integral part of her training. Actresses Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel also ensure strength training is part of their lifestyle.From the mid-30s, women begin to lose 5 to 10 percent of muscle strength each decade. A resistance training routine will raise metabolism by 20 percent for several hours post-workout.This means long after you’ve finished training, whether you’re reading a newspaper, watching tv, you will still be burning fat.You don’t have to abandon your aerobic exercises, just include weight-bearing training at least twice a week for 15-20 minutes. The general health benefits of resistance exercises for women include helping to prevent osteoporosis by strengthening bones and stabilising joints.Other benefits of making strength training a part of your life are that it helps to reduce other age-related conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritisReasons to do strength training:1.Build stronger bones.2.Increase strength. 3. You’ll gain muscle and lose fat.4. Your blood pressure could drop.5. Burn calories even when you’ve finished your workout.6. You’ll be a stronger woman. LIFESTYLE: STRONG IS THE NEW SEXY SO DON’T BE AFRAID TO LIFT THE BAR! was last modified: September 18th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Daily Lifestylefitnessweightslast_img read more

Petition would divert L.A. sludge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Biosolids are the black, mud-like materials that remain after the sewage treatment process. The measure would prohibit spreading biosolids in unincorporated Kern County. If passed by the voters, the ban would take effect by the end of 2006 – unless the Board of Supervisors granted Los Angeles a hardship extension. City Bureau of Sanitation officials refused to comment on the petition. In the past, the city has said there have been no negative environmental impacts from spreading biosolids on farmland. Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 [email protected] In a potentially costly blow to Los Angeles, activists in Kern County have collected more than 24,000 signatures for a countywide ballot measure to ban the use of treated human waste as farmland fertilizer. The “Keep Kern Clean” campaign needs roughly 15,000 verified signatures to qualify the initiative for the June ballot. The measure could mean big trouble for Los Angeles, which now sends much of the 260,000 tons of sludge generated annually to the Green Acres Farm it owns near the rural community of Taft. If barred from Kern, Los Angeles may have to spend up to $21 million to haul its sludge to Arizona – three times more than the city now spends on its biosolids program. “There was an overwhelming response to it. There was an absolute anger at what has happened to us in Kern for so many years,” said state Sen. Dean Florez, D-Bakersfield, who led the campaign to ban biosolids. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more