9 Reasons Every Woman Should Lift Weights

1. You'll Blast More Fat

Forget that "fat-burning" zone on the treadmill. According to a new study published in Obesity, strength training is better at helping people lose belly fat compared with cardio. While aerobic exercise burns both fat and muscle, weight lifting burns almost exclusively fat.

2. You'll Burn More Calories

Just sitting on your butt reading this, you're burning calories—if you lift weights, that is. Yo