New study says push-ups and sit-ups are tied to a longer life

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  1. Stephen

    Stephen Administrator Staff Member

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/new-study-says-push-ups-sit-ups-tied-longer-life-183937349.html

    New study says push-ups and sit-ups are tied to a longer life

    You probably do your best to work out when you can, but life has a funny way of interfering with your ability to log some serious time at the gym. Still, when most people do get time, they typically focus on cardio, like going for a run, biking, or hitting the elliptical, over lifting weights. But now a new study suggests it’s important to throw some strength training into the mix too.

    The research, which is published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, followed 80,000 adults and found that people who did strength-based exercises like push-ups and sit-ups had a 23 percent reduced risk of premature death and a 31 percent reduced risk of dying from cancer. As a result, the researchers argue that strength training might be as important for your overall health as cardio.

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    I'll have to start doing these more often. :)
     

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