FThe azer exercise, with weights, is a great way to tone the body, but not only. This activity can almost halve the risk of early death in older adults, according to a new study.
To reach this conclusion, the research team analyzed nearly 100,000 people over the age of 50 in the United States over a decade.
The results, published in the scientific journal British Journal of Sports Medicine, reveal that lifting weights reduces the risk of death by 9 to 22%, depending on the level of activity. This means that, for example, doing one or two sessions a week reduces this risk by 14%.
What’s more, the researchers found that doing a workout that combines aerobic exercise and weight lifting is even more effective, as the risk drops by 41% to 47%.
Factors such as education, smoking status, body mass index, race and ethnicity did not alter the findings, however, different genders had different results, which were more positive in males. women.
Weightlifting is, according to researchers, associated with a lower risk of premature death from all causes, including cardiovascular disease.