Sat. Jul 20, 2019
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Weight training twice a week can reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke by 50%, according to a recent study.
The study is covered in this New York Times article.
Reporter Gretchen Reynolds wrote: “The findings were dramatic: The risk of experiencing these events was roughly 50 percent lower for those who lifted weights occasionally, compared with those who never did — even when they were not doing the recommended endurance exercise.”
She added, “People who lifted twice a week, for about an hour or so in total, had the greatest declines in risk.”
Even better, these health benefits accrued regardless of whether the participants engaged in frequent aerobic exercise.
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