Regularly Exercising With Weights Linked to Lower Risk of Death

Exercise with weights is linked to a lower risk of death from any cause, with the exception of cancer. Incorporating aerobic exercise with weight-based exercise adds to the protective effect, the BMJ report says. For example, using weights once or twice a week was associated with a 14% lower risk. The findings suggest that a weekly exercise routine includes both weights and aerobic activities seems to have an additive effect, according to the study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study is an observational study which relied on personal data from a single point in time.

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