Regular Muscle Strength Training Can Extend Life, Here’s the Explanation – Regular strength training is said to reduce the risk of death by as much as 10% to 20% lower from serious chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

Muscle strength exercises in this study were push ups, squats, and resistance band exercises.

In research published in British Journal of Sports Medicine In this study, researchers from Tohoku University, Kyushu University, and Waseda University in Japan analyzed 16 studies published between 2012 and 2020.

From the study data, they compared exercise habits with mortality rates from the above diseases.

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The results showed participants who did some type of muscle strength training for 30 to 60 minutes a week were less likely to die from any cause during the study.

Illustration of push ups.  (Shutterstock)
Illustration of push ups. (Shutterstock)

They had a lower risk of a number of other diseases, such as heart disease (17% lower), cancer (12% lower), and diabetes (17% lower).

Launch Insiderscombining muscle-strength training with certain types of cardio activity to increase heart rate is associated with more reduced risk of disease.

These results are supported by previous research, which shows that both types of exercise can promote health and longevity.

Researchers also advise not to do it for hours. It only takes 30 to 60 minutes done regularly to get the benefits.

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