A new study from the Mayo Clinic showed that lifting weights, even less than 1-hour per week, can help improve your battle against heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity (metabolic syndrome).
Roughly 7400 middle-aged adults were involved in the study. The benefits of weight training seemed apparent even when people hadn’t engaged in any aerobic exercise.
It seems weight training all by itself might make you healthier. But when combined with aerobic exercise, it can lower the risk of metabolic syndrome by 25%!
It might be time to get a trainer and start moving a little iron.