New Research Shows What Strength Training Can Do For Your Life As You Age

New Research Shows What Strength Training Can Do For Your Life As You Age

In seven of the studies, strength training was associated with a 10% to 17% lower risk of mortality from all causes, including cancer and diabetes. The good news is you don’t have to lift heavy weights (unless you want to), and 30 to 60 minutes per week is all you need to do to see results. Researchers pointed out that 60 minutes of weight lifting was ideal for reducing the risk of diabetes.

It is worth noting that the data included aerobic activity as part of an exercise regimen. Results showed that when strength training was combined with aerobic activity, participants reaped even more benefits. Three of the studies involved in the research showed that lifting weights and aerobics were associated with a 40% reduced risk of death from all causes.

The CDC suggests 150 minutes per week of aerobic activity (such as riding a bike, swimming, jogging, or brisk walking) and working with weights twice a week. Always check with your doctor before you begin any exercise program.

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