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Strength training linked to improved heart health

Researchers say consumers don’t need to lift too many weights to see positive effects

Originally published Nov. 13, 2018 in Consumer Affairs.

By Kristen Dalli

While many consumers think that hitting the weight room is only making them stronger and more muscular, a new study found that there may be health benefits associated with even the lightest weightlifting regimen.

Researchers from Iowa State University found that people who spend under an hour every week lifting weights were at a reduced risk of having a heart attack or stroke. This news may be most positive to those who are leery of the weight room, as the researchers also found that any additional time lifting weights wasn’t improving health in any way. Read More