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22 Jun

The heart of weight lifting

A study in the March 2019 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise examined the exercise habits of almost 13,000 adults (average age 47) who did not have cardiovascular disease. The results: those who did at least an hour per week of weight training (using free weights or weight machines) had a 40% to 70% lower risk of heart attack or stroke compared with those who did not exercise. (They found similar results in people who did and did not do cardio exercise.)