Weightlifting and strength exercises could help people live longer – BBC News

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In a study of 99 713 adults

Weightlifting was associated with a 9% lower risk of all-cause mortality

Adults who met aerobic MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) recommendations but did not weightlift had a 32% lower all-cause mortality risk. This 150m/week of any aerobic activity which elevates your heart rate.

Those who reported weightlifting 1–2 times/week plus achieving weekly aerobic MVPA recommendations had a 41% lower risk.



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