Weight lifting better for heart health than running, new study finds

Originally published Nov. 16, 2018 in the Telegraph.

By Henry Bodkin

Lifting weights is healthier for the heart than going for a run or a walk, new research has found.

Scientists looking at the health records of more than 4,000 people have concluded that, while both forms of exercise reduce the risk of developing heart disease, static activities such as weight lifting or press-ups have a greater effect than an equivalent amount of dynamic exercise such as running, walking or cycling. Read More