In a misogynistic Pakistani community, majority heads would be seen turning around at the mention of a lady working out at the gym because ‘Ye tou mardon ke kaam hain, aurat kitchen mein he sahi’ Nevertheless, hats off to our Pakistani women who have managed to break free from this stereotype and care for their bodies and their fitness. Weight management is something that concerns a lot of women folks now and while many still resort to exercising at home, there are numerous gymnasiums that provide a female-only environment with trained professionals available to guide you throughout your journey of weight loss as well as gain because hey, that’s equally important for a number of young women who struggle with putting on weight.
However, there might actually be a lot of things that are misinterpreted when we talk about women exercising and fitness, some of these we have listed down to reshape your beliefs about the topic.
Women workout only to lose weight
How untrue! Have you ever come across one of those people who are unable to put on weight and want to look buff? They join the gym as well. Bodybuilding and working out to gain muscle is not just a dude’s interest, many women are actually going for that in order to get stronger. A lot of young women also train hard to gain health, such as those people who are unable to keep up with a good diet and lack energy, individuals who are anemic, the reasons are always personal and never the same for all.
Lifting weights make women look like men
Not all women. That completely depends on your body type, the kind of food you are including as part of your diet, the kind of movements you are incorporating into your workout routine and most importantly: Genes! Your genetic makeup counts a lot in determining how your body will turn out as a result of strenuous training. For this very purpose, we encourage a workout routine that is planned by a professional for you who helps you understand your body and what kind of outcome you are expecting out of weight lifting.
Women belong on the treadmill only
Who says? Women can lift and pull as much as they wish to and as much as it’s optimal for them. Very clearly stated, if you are looking forward to building strength and good muscle, a running routine on the treadmill would most certainly not give you that. You need to lift for that to happen. However, if your goal is purely to lose weight, then the treadmill along with lighter forms of exercise like yoga and aerobics, along with a good diet is all you need.
Similar diet plans can work for all women
Do they work for all men? No. How do you expect one thing that has worked out for one woman, be as effective for others as well? There are genetics, individual differences, differences in diets, body types and so much more that makes our body needs and the way it responds, very different from each other. Hence, not always will the same workout routine be effective for your friend if it was for you. Which is why we suggest you download the Nutright app which helps you decide on what you should opt for in the fitness world.