In addition to replacing muscle, reducing fat and revving up metabolic rate, research reveals many health-related reasons for performing regular strength exercise. These include lower resting blood pressure, better blood lipid levels, greater glucose usage, increased bone mineral density, less low-back pain, reduced arthritic discomfort, faster gastrointestinal transit and improved psychological profiles.



A heath benefit of an effective strength training program.



An effective way strength training program reduces blood pressure.


  • Hurley, B. (2004). Does Strength Training Improve Health Status? In Strength & Conditioning (3rd ed., Vol. 16, pp. 7-13).


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