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Attention ladies: You should be lifting weights, too

With the new year almost here, exercise takes on a whole new meaning for millions of women looking to lose weight and tone.

According to, women should lift weights as part of an overall workout regimen.

“If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: You’ve gotta strength train. Building muscle not only tones your body and boosts your metabolism but also improves your heart, bone and joint health. Yet far too many of us still shy away from the weight room. In fact, only about 20 percent of American women get in the recommended two strength sessions per week, research reveals.”

Read the full article here, to find out the four key reasons why this is a very good idea.