How Should Women Exercise?

September 19, 2011

How Should Women Exercise“How should women exercise?”  A lot of people wonder if there is a difference between men and women when it comes to exercise.  The truth is that there are some subtle differences but for the most part it depends on your workout goals.  If a man and a woman have the same workout goal then their exercise program will not really be that different.  However, an exercise program for someone who wants to lose 5 pounds may be different from someone who wants to build a strong lean body.  So if you want to know How Should Women Exercise, just remember to pick your goal, plan your program with 3 main areas of focus, and exercise to your fullest potential.

Every program on how women should exercise should have Three Main Areas Of Focus. 

The first and most important is the Diet.  Every proper diet should include lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, green leafy vegetables and plenty of water.  Furthermore, the timing of each meal should be about every 3 hours and each meal should contain a portion of lean meat or at least lean protein source and a complex carbohydrate or vegetable.  The easiest way to find your proportion size is to use the palm of your hand for the size of your protein source and your fist for the size of you carbohydrate source (potatoes, rice, etc…).  Drink plenty of water throughout the day also.  Learn how to coordinate your food for increased metabolism and you can burn more calories throughout the day.

The second area of focus for how women should exercise is your Cardiovascular workout.  This is easy because most women have already done these types of exercises already.  The typical exercises are elliptical training, running, treadmill, swimming, etc…  The take home point here is that it is best to get at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular training in three days per week.  I recommend doing your cardiovascular workout first thing in the morning on an empty stomach as that can burn more calories from the fat on your body and not from the calories you consumed.  If that is not able to be done, then at least do your cardiovascular training after fasting for at least an hour.

The third area of focus on how women should exercise is a Weight Training workout.  Understand that weight training has to do with making your muscles more lean and tone.  Women do not typically get big bulky muscles unless their training program is geared for that goal.  Therefore, define your goals before you begin your workout program and you won’t have any problems.  In addition, toned muscles will allow your body to burn more calories throughout the day and lead to further weight loss.  There are many different exercises and exercise programs but remember to weight train three days per week.  Each day should focus on a different muscle group.  For example, Legs on day 1, Chest, Triceps and Shoulders on Day 2, Back, Biceps and Abs on Day 3.  Remember to vary your workouts to keep your body changing and adapting.

Now that you understand the concepts on how women should exercise, you can start achieving your weight loss goals and lose the weight you desire. Plan your workout program for your goals and you will finally fit into the clothes in your closet that you haven’t worn in a long time.  Give it a try!

To Your Healthy Weight Loss ASAP,

Dr. B


2 Responses to How Should Women Exercise?

  1. Alvaro Stockett on September 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Hey, this is quite a nice post on weight loss. I look forward to more of such posts in the coming days.

  2. John Casto on September 26, 2011 at 11:24 pm


    Great post on exercise for women; I specialize in PT for women here in Northern Virginia, and a lot of my female clients ask this exact question. The videos included are a great way for anyone that comes across your blog to get started as well!

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