Researchers find regular weight-training exercise associated with lower risk of death

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New Delhi, Sept 29 (ANI): Regular weight-training exercise is associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, with the exception of cancer, according to new research.The study was conducted in older adults and published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. And, ensuring that a weekly exercise routine includes both weights and aerobic activities seems to have an additive effect, the findings suggest. Current guidelines on physical activity for all adults recommend at least 150 weekly minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity, or a minimum of 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity, or an equal combination of the two--usually referred to as MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity). All adults are also recommended to incorporate activities that work all the major muscle groups. Yet while aerobic exercise is consistently associated with a lower risk of death, it's not clear if working out with weights might have similar effects.

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