• How Strength Training Changes Your Body for Good

    1 month ago - By Mercola

    By Dr. Mercola
    If you are still laboring under the misconception that strength training is only for hard-core bodybuilders and those interested in bulking up, it's time to change your thinking and incorporate some form of weight training into your exercise routine. Doing so will transform not only your health and physique, but also your perception of what you are capable of doing physically. If you are a woman at or older than middle age, strength training is vital because it protects against osteoporosis by increasing your bone density.
    It's a well proven fact working with weights ­­...
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  • Strength Training Can Relieve Depression

    1 month ago - By Mercola

    By Dr. Mercola
    Resistance exercise training, commonly referred to as weight training or strength training, is often viewed as an activity aimed at building large muscles. While it certainly does build muscle mass and strength, its benefits don't end there, as strength training offers bodywide benefits from your heart to your brain. In fact, recent research published in JAMA Psychiatry revealed it's even beneficial for your mood and may help to alleviate symptoms of depression. 1
    A meta-analysis of 33 trials involving nearly 2,000 people showed that strength training led to a significant...
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