Published: November 15, 2018. 6:49:18
Keeping weight less than an hour a week can reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, suggests a new study. Less than an hour of weekly comparisons compared to non-exercise resistance was associated with 29 percent of the lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome including diabetes.
The risk of high cholesterol has been reduced by 32 percent. However, spending over an hour in the weight room did not bring any additional benefit, researchers said. "People can think they need to spend a lot of time in weight, but only two sets of press in less than five minutes can be effective," said Duck-chul Lee, associate professor at the State University of Iowa, USA.
Results – some of the first to look at exercising resistance and cardiovascular disease – show benefits of strength training regardless of running, walking or other aerobic activity. In other words, you should not meet the recommendations for aerobic physical activity to reduce your risk; Only weight training is enough.
"Raising any weight that increases muscle resistance is the key," Lee said. For the study, published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, the team included 13,000 adults with an average age of 47 years.
However, researchers have recognized that, unlike aerobic activity, resistance training is not so easy to fit into everyday routine. Therefore, hitting the gym can be more useful. "Muscle is a calorie burning plant. Muscle building helps move the joints and bones … (i) also helps to prevent obesity and provides long-term benefits at different health outcomes," Lee said.
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