A new study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise studied the implications for the heart-health of persons who lifted weights for at least a total of one hour each week. Those persons doing this minimal amount of lifting experienced a whopping 40 to 70% reduction in cardiovascular disease related illnesses and deaths compared to those who did not. And the most interesting thing about this amazing result: no aerobic exercise was involved. With the results of this study, there’s now a challenge to the traditional line of thinking that aerobic exercise is the lone path to a healthier heart. That’s good news for those who prefer to hit the weights instead of the treadmill.
You may review the study’s abstract here: https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Abstract/publishahead/Associations_of_Resistance_Exercise_with.96766.aspx