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Strength training is as important as cardio – and you can do it from home during COVID-19 – The Conversation AU

Our research suggests the health benefits of lifting weights rival, or even exceed, those of aerobic exercise. So why do so few of us do it?

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We often get bombarded with the message regular physical activity is the key to good health and well-being. To most of us, when we hear physical activity, we typically think of aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, and cycling.
But recent evidence suggests muscle-strengthening exercise is very beneficial to our health. In our study, published today, we argue muscle-strengthening exercise deserves to be considered just as important as aerobic exercise.
And the good news is strength trainin…

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