Resistance Training improves Mental Health

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.


NIH Research: Strength Exercise is Medicine

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.