This type of activity may help you avoid chronic inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Strength training is effective for making muscles and bones stronger, but the benefits don't stop there. A review of studies published online by the British Journal of Sports Medicine on February 28, 2022, discovered that strength training is associated with a 10% to 17% lower risk of premature death from all causes, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. It is the most recent of many studies that show a link between strength training and good health.
The criteria were met by sixteen studies. Muscle-strengthening activities were linked to a 10-17 percent lower risk of all-cause mortality, CVD, total cancer, diabetes, and lung cancer. There was no link discovered between muscle-strengthening activities and the risk of certain site-specific cancers (colon, kidney, bladder and pancreatic cancers). For all-cause mortality, CVD, and total cancer, J-shaped associations with a maximum risk reduction (approximately 10-20 percent) at approximately 30-60 min/week of muscle-strengthening activities were discovered, whereas an L-shaped association with a large risk reduction at up to 60 min/week of muscle-strengthening activities was discovered for diabetes. A lower risk of all-cause, CVD, and total cancer mortality was associated with a combination of muscle-strengthening and aerobic activities (versus none).
Muscle-strengthening activities were found to be inversely related to the risk of all-cause mortality and major noncommunicable diseases such as CVD, total cancer, diabetes, and lung cancer.