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What are some benefits of strength training?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strength training can help reduce the symptoms of various diseases (including arthritis, back pain and diabetes), help strengthen bones, help with weight management, reduce the risk of heart disease, improve sleep quality and improve balance. The elderly particularly benefit from this kind of training.

According to the State Government of Victoria, some other benefits of strength training include higher performance and stamina, better posture, improved flexibility and higher self-esteem. Those interested in strength training can choose from a variety of exercise equipment, such as free weights, resistance bands and weight machines. The State Government of Victoria recommends that people do strength training two or more days a week, and change up their routines at least every 8 weeks.

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