Weightlifting and strength exercises could help people live longer - BBC News

Activities which strengthen the muscles – like weightlifting – should be part of an older person’s weekly exercise routine, a study suggests.

People doing both aerobic and muscle exercises were more likely to live longer than those who did just one or the other, US researchers found.

But you don’t have to go to the gym – carrying heavy shopping bags, digging in the garden and pilates all count.

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