Research: A Little Weight Training Yields Big Health Benefits

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.

A 50% Decline in Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

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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When you engage in resistance training, you are, in effect, investing in a “Fitness 401k” from which you can withdraw health benefits years into the future.

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