Men's Health: Strength Training Can Add Years To Your Life

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Ever hit the weights?

You might want to think about starting, according to Men's Health.

Researchers from the University of Sydney studied the association between strength training (using both gym machines and bodyweight) and death rates of all causes (cancer, heart disease, etc.) by using data from the Health Survey for England and the Scottish Health survey between 1994 and 2008. In total, more than 8,300 adults were surveyed.

They discovered that the risk of early death from any cause decreased 23 percent, and that the risk of cancer-related death decreased by 31 percent.

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