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Weightlifting for an Hour a Week Cuts Risk for Stroke and Heart Attack Up to 70 Percent

Strength training is foundational for good health, especially as you get older. Importantly, lifting weights is not just about keeping your musculature strong; it has a number of other health benefits that at first glance may seem unrelated, including improved metabolism, cognition and mental health.  Strength training is also important for heart health, and recent research1,2 shows less than an hour of strength training per week can reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke anywhere from 40 to 70 percent.  Read more...

 

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