Muscle Strengthening for Longevity

Research shows some benefits of using muscle strengthening for longevity. Muscle-strengthening activities are linked with a 10%–17% lower risk of heart disease, total cancer, diabetes, lung cancer and death from any cause, according to a review study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (2022; 56 [13]). Maximum risk reduction was obtained from approximately 30–60 minutes per week of muscle-strengthening training. The risk of diabetes sharply decreased until 60 minutes per week, followed by a more gradual decrease as the training time continued to increase.