Women in midlife must learn about the benefits of strength training and not simply focus on weight loss for optimal health
Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013
Real Women on Health, an on-line women’s health community and radio show, invites health and wellness advocates, wellness providers and health bloggers to an educational three-part on-line talk show series called “Strong is the New Skinny.”
Sponsored by Iron Girl, the 30-minute shows feature Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, Author, The Hunger Fix, Kara Thom, Author, Hot Sweaty Mama and Marni Sumbal, MS, RD, LD/N and Owner, Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition, LLC. Listeners can access the shows live on June 12th, 19th, and 26th at 12:30 pm ET on Real Women on Health On-Line Radio.
Real Women on Health on-line conversations are based on current medical evidence indicating that:
- As a natural part of aging, lean muscle diminishes and is replaced by fat unless specific strength training exercises are performed(1)
- Strength and resistance training exercises can help to increase lean muscle, which may lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis(2)
- Heart health and bone health may be improved with proper nutrition and strength training exercises(1)
“We are thrilled to partner with Real Women on Health and HealthyWomen to help women live healthier lifestyles and dispel the myths around what it takes to be strong with a healthy weight,” says Judy Molnar, Vice President of Iron Girl.
Women can participate in the Real Women on Health on-line shows live or the shows can be downloaded on-demand. Sponsored content around “Strong is the New Skinny” aims to empower women to be their own best health and wellness advocates while supporting women and girls’ health globally.
1. Mayo Clinic web site.
2. Circulation. American Heart Association. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/113/22/2642.full
About Real Women on Health
Real Women on Health is an on-line radio show and community for women in midlife, especially. With a focus on women’s health and wellness topics, Real Women on Health empowers women to be their own best health and wellness advocates. The Spring/Summer series is focused on “Strong is the New Skinny” featuring reknown experts and real women stories. Real Women on Health sponsored content supports women and girls’ global health and empowerment programs.
About Iron Girl
Launched in 2004 with just two races, created by women for women, the Iron Girl® event series has grown to include 26 events worldwide, varying in distance and type from 5K to half-marathon, duathlon and triathlon. With the mission of empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle, Iron Girl has celebrated finishers ranging in age from four to 89 years old, with an average age of 38. Visit http://www.irongirl.com, a site filled with training tips, guest columnists and nutrition information, and an online store that offers products and accessories to match the active lifestyle of women.
HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading nonprofit health information source for women. For nearly 25 years, women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. HW provides award-winning health information through a wide array of online content and print publications that are original, objective and reviewed and approved by medical experts. Its HON-certified website, http://www.HealthyWomen.org ®, has been recognized by ForbesWoman as one of the "Top 100 Websites for Women" for the third year in a row and was named the top women's health website by Dr. Mehmet Oz in O, The Oprah Magazine.