Regular exercise is a source of health, and regular exercise is recommended, but the exercise in this context is aerobic exercise, such as walking, jogging, and cycling. However, according to a research team at the University of Queensland, Australia, muscle training is just as important as aerobic exercise to actually stay healthy.
According to the claim that muscle training is also important to health, scientific research on muscle training has been actively conducted for more than 30 years, and muscle training not only has the effect of increasing muscle mass, muscle strength, and bone density, but also improving body function by removing fat from the bloodstream. It has even been proven effective in relieving depression and anxiety.
However, according to a survey conducted in the United States between 2011 and 2017, 2.2% of the 1.6 million respondents said they did not do aerobic exercise, but 57.2% said they did not do muscle training. There were 25% more people who did not do muscle training than those who did not do aerobic exercise, and more than half of them did not do muscle training.
Regarding this muscle training, the research team meta-analyzed large-scale survey data and discovered newly that muscle training has the effect of lowering the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, blood loss, and obesity. As a result of an analysis of 11 longitudinal surveys involving 370,256 subjects, it was found that the subjects that did muscle training were 21% lower than those of all the causes of mortality than those who did not exercise at all. In addition, the increase in the effect of lowering the risk of death is that even if you increase the frequency of muscle training once or twice a week, the effect does not rise.
In addition, regarding the effect of muscle training in lowering the risk of death, the research team said that muscle training was effective even when factors such as age and sex, education level, income, body mass index, depression, and high blood pressure were considered. According to the research team, compared to aerobic exercise, muscle training has a high impact on aging diseases such as cognitive and physical decline, and is recommended for the elderly. Amid the epidemic of Corona 19, push-ups and squats are recommended. Related information can be found here.