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How accurate are e-mail tips for women on staying safe?
CardioKicks! Fitness Tip of the Month
Gotta do the weight training for
much, much improved cardio work
by Laura Kamienski
Several versions of a mass e-mail containing “self-defense
tips and advice” have been floating around for a few years now.
As a professional women's self defense instructor I've gotten an increasing
number of them, as well as ones about specific hoaxes such as, dangers
to women from abductions at malls, perfume samples that are really knock-out
drugs, new date rape drugs that also make women sterile, and so on. When
I work with groups I have to spend more time debunking this sort of alarmist
(mis)information. The types scary stories found in these lists of "tips"
are everywhere and seem to be increasing. They address a fear women
share and the effects this fear has on our lives.
Check out www.snopes.com
. It is a great resource for verifying information in suspicious
e-mail such as the hoaxes mentioned above as well as e-mail viruses and
urban legends. If you receive and e-mail containing questionable information,
you might want to check it out before forwarding to others.
"No" means no!
Resistance / weight training is an extremely important part of any complete fitness program. Some women worry that they will "bulk up" so they avoid weight bearing exercises. But the truth is that most women don't have the levels of testosterone necessary to develop large muscles. But big, beefy muscles aren't the only benefits of strength training.
Weight-bearing exercise helps develop bone mass, making it a good way to help prevent or delay osteoporosis. (The sooner you start before menopause, the better.) What's more, muscle burns about 45 more calories per pound per day than fat tissue. Resistance training also strengthens tendons and ligaments which will help keep your body safe during cardio training.
So for best results add a resistance training regiment to your fitness program. And remember to "make every repetition better than the last one."
Where is the outrage?
Since its creation in 1975, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) has been at the forefront of the anti-sexual violence movement. PCAR has utilized its voice to advance the rights of countless victims and to affect critical change through its active role in public policy, education, and prevention.