Thomas BarwickGetty Images According to a study in the journal Menopause, strength training can benefit your mental health in addition to your physical health.Participants with weak upper-body strength were 68 percent more likely to experience symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, and those with weak lower-body strength were 33 percent more likely to experience symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. Adding weights to your cross training routine has been shown to improve overall cognitive function and lessen symptoms of depression and anxiety.To get faster and stronger on the bike—and prevent injury—cross-training is essential. But according to new research, your lifting days can boost more than just your physical health: It can benefit your mental health, too. The study, published in the journal Menopause, looked at 1,159 women (ages 45 to 69 years old) who were gynecology patients at the National University Hospital in Singapore. Depression and/or anxiety was … [Read more...] about Can Lifting Weights Pump Up Your Mood?
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FlamingoImagesGetty Images Older adults who lift weights are about 25 percent less likely to develop colon cancer than those who don’t pump iron, a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise finds.These new findings join previous research finding a protective benefit of exercise like strength training and HIIT on cancer risk.There are countless reasons to strength train: Lifting weights helps you power up hills, build bones, improve your blood sugar control, ward off heart disease, and prevent increases in health-wrecking belly fat. A growing body of evidence shows it may even lower your risk of cancer, too. Now, new research published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests weight lifting may be particularly beneficial for lowering the risk of colon cancer, which is the second-leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined in the U.S.In the new study, researchers mined data from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health study … [Read more...] about Lifting Weights Can Cut Your Cancer Risk by 25%
Monday, March 18, 2019 by: Zoey Sky Tags: cardiovascular events, diabetes, fitness, goodhealth, goodmedicine, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, high cholesterol, hypercholesterolemia, metabolic syndrome, physical activity, prevention, regular exercise, resistance exercise, strength training, stroke, weight training, weightlifting (Natural News) When it comes to exercise, strength training is often associated with better bone health, whereas aerobic (also called cardio) exercise is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. However, weightlifting can help “reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke,” says a study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Weightlifting and heart health For the study, Duck-Chul Lee, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University (ISU), and his team analyzed data from more than 13,000 adults in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study. The researchers measured three health … [Read more...] about Lifting weights for about an hour a week lowers your risk of heart attack by up to 70%
We all know strength training is important for more than just looking good. After all, lean muscle mass keeps your bones strong, increases mobility, and according to a new study, may lower your chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, a new paper claims that people with moderate amounts of muscle strength reduced their risk for type 2 diabetes by 32 percent. Researchers say the benefits were independent of other types of fitness ability, like cardiorespiratory fitness, and lifestyle factors such as smoking. What's more, you don't have to be the next Arnold Schwarzenegger to reap the benefit since more muscle strength wasn't linked to better protection. The research included more than 4,000 adults who didn't have diabetes at the beginning of the study in 1981. Everyone participated in muscular strength tests, which included testing for their bench press and seated leg press one-rep max. The team followed up with participants about eight … [Read more...] about Lifting Weights May Lower Your Diabetes Risk
Strength training requires commitment. It feels intensive but that shouldn’t mean being single-minded and spending every evening at the squat rack. To lift better you need to strike a balance, and for many of the capital’s top trainers, this means mixing up your routine. “It’s all about making sure the joints are protected and balanced,” says Dyl Salamon, the man behind Gymbox’s Yoga for Lifting class, created to complement Londoners’ resistance training. The 45-minute workout is designed to boost your range of movement by targeting mobility in your shoulders, lower back and hips — crucial for improving your one-rep max next time you hit the gym. Each pose has a purpose: vinyasa flow movements warm the wrists; shoulder dislocates for the chest and shoulders; crescent lunges for hip strength and range of motion. All of which is vital for lifting the barbells the next day, Salamon insists. “If you’re … [Read more...] about Why hitting the yoga studio will help you lift weights better