A new paper reviews some of the reasons why I have been encouraging people to consider doing more with their muscles, to take weight lifting more seriously as an exercise option. It’s not only more efficient than people realize — great bang for buck — but challenging muscles is actually healthier than just raising your heart rate with aerobic exercise.
Great title on this paper too, by the way:
“May the force be with you: why resistance training is essential for subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications.”
As summarized by Brad Schoenfeld:
Many modalities of exercise are beneficial, but resistance training is the most important activity you can do for overall health and wellness https://t.co/uBS2z0rKk0— Brad Schoenfeld, PhD (@BradSchoenfeld) May 12, 2018