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11.13.2018

Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn’t take much

By Angie Hunt, Iowa State University News Service

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found. The results show benefits of strength training are independent of running, walking or other aerobic activity.