The reason you should exercise has nothing to do with looks. You should exercise because you care about the only body you’re ever going to get. It is time to increase your quality of life now and for 10-20 years from now. Throw away the scale, and just get moving. Numbers are deceiving and when you start working out there is so much going on at a cellular level that the numbers won’t show.
Did you know this? Estrogen helps regulate the bone rebuilding process. There is a constant cycle of bone loss and bone formation throughout someones life. As women go through menopause, there bodies produce less estrogen. As a result, they lose more bone than is being replaced. This can lead to osteoporosis. Leaving someone at a much higher risk of fracturing a bone from falls and accidents. WATCH this awesome video with Dr. Oz and Oprah! Click on the link below.
Your body is amazing. You have the ability to adapt to the stresses you put on it. Resistance training/weight training will lead to an increase in your bone density.
My proof: I had a DEXA scan done on me at the University of Tampa. This is an extremely large and expensive piece of equipment that scans your entire body for 6 minutes. I was shocked when I found out my bone density was so above average it was almost off of the charts. Now that I think about it, it makes sense. I have worked out using weights and resistance training for almost 10 years (and I’m only 21:)). This is a great thing! When I reach menopause, my healthy/dense bones will be much better off as my estrogen levels drop. This is why you should care. These things that will have a huge impact on your quality of life later on. This is just one of MANY reasons to give a shit.