The article Resistance Training Improves Mental Health discusses various different studies that see if resistance training does in fact improves mental health. One of these focuses on memory related tasks which is extremely helpful for older adults with the risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. The research also shows that many other mental health issues can also be helped with frequent strength exercises. At the end of the article it has a thorough list of different illnesses that it helps: memory, depression, sleep, anxiety and many more.
This research article on the NIH website: Resistance training is medicine: effects of strength training on health looks at the information regarding the improvements that strength exercise can make to your body. It looks at it all in different sections. The first is how it benefits the muscle by prevent muscle loss. Second, the benefits to the cardiorespiratory system, such as lowering blood pressure and lowering cholesterol. Bone improvements such as increased bone mineral density and looks at cognitive improvements as well.
This article lists and describes the many different benefits associated with strength training from the mental, physical, and social aspects which can be achieved by continuous exercise not necessarily achieved in one day.
This article discusses a research study where they followed a group of older adults over a period of 15 years and tracked their activity. The research showed that those who met the guidelines for strength exercises, 2 days a week, they typically would live longer than someone who didn’t do these exercises.