Weight-Lifting Lowers Risk Associated With Heart Problems and Diabetes

Weight-Lifting Lowers Risk Associated With Heart Problems and DiabetesFindings in a recent study revealed that those who carry out weight-lifting exercises decrease their chances of suffering from a heart disease and diabetes. Weight-lifting has been found to be restraining the risks associated with the conditions.

Researchers from Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida took into consideration the findings of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), conducted between 1999 and 2004.

Researchers discovered that from an estimated 5,618 participants, 8.8% of people confirmed that they lifted weight, out of which majority were men, with double the number, in comparison to women. Further, young people were more likely to lift weights in comparison to those above the age of 50.

Researchers analyzed the risk factors associated with heart problems and diabetes, including large waist circumference, high triglyceride levels, low levels of good cholesterol, increased level of blood pressure and high levels of glucose.

Researchers affirmed that lifting weights could help reduce the risk factors by a significant margin of 37%.

The study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, said, "Exercise professionals should strongly encourage the activity of lifting weights among adults of all ages to promote metabolic health".

While another study released this month emphasized that brisk walk of half an hour also helps decline the risk associated with the health condition.