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Could Pumping Iron Help You Live Longer?

July 3, 2018

From the U.S. News & World Report website

Perhaps you used to lift weights. Maybe you even routinely tested your mettle hoisting heavy barbells and dumbells. But those days are behind you now, and over time your focus has shifted to solely doing aerobic exercise – walking, jogging or biking. Perhaps you figure that’s all you need to stay fit now and in the future.

As people get older many stop doing strength, or resistance, training, but fitness professionals and health providers say commonly whether a person is 18 or 80, we need both cardiovascular and strengthening exercises. Beyond the immediate benefits, like improved shape and tone, research now links not just aerobic exercise but strength training with a reduced risk of death from all causes.

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