Weightlifting is a beneficial exercise to strengthen the heart: New medical research
Weightlifting is more beneficial for heart health than jogging or walking. This was revealed in a new medical study. St George’s University of Grenada studies show that although all types of exercise reduce the risk of developing heart disease, weightlifting or press-ups are more beneficial than jogging, walking or cycling. Studies show that such intense exercise improves the blood circulation system, leading to oxygen intake in the heart. Researchers say that both bodybuilding exercises and lightweight physical activity make the heart healthy and people should adopt some form of exercise. But weightlifting is more beneficial than others, he added. During this study, researchers looked at volunteers for cardiovascular factors such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol, and found positive effects on people’s physical activity. The results showed that in adults who became part of weightlifting or intense physical activity, the chances of cardiovascular disease were reduced by 30 to 70 percent. The benefits of this exercise are especially high for young people in the middle ages. The results of this research were presented during the American College of Cardiology Latin America Conference. Earlier, the American Heart Association’s recommendations emphasized that one-and-a-half minutes of physical activity, such as fast walking, improves heart health.