Over a 15-year period, older adults who regularly strength trained were 45% less likely to die than those who didn’t. In fact, their risk of death from heart disease was 41% lower. From cancer, it was 19% less. This link remained ever after the researchers considered the influence of other factors, such as age, overall health, and smoking status.
Source: Stronger Muscles, Longer Life
I’ve known about the benefits of strength training for some time. I try to build in resistance training 2x a week. Some weeks are better than others but for the most part I’ve been fairly compliant for over ten years. After reading this article I’m more motivated.
See you at the gym later.