Strength Training Is The Best Workout For Women

When it comes to exercise, cardio usually gets all the glory. However, a new study reveals that strength-training significantly lowers the risk for type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Using data from the Women’s Health Study, researchers followed nearly 36,000 women ages 47 to 98, tracking their exercise habits as well as which ones got cardiovascular disease. The data revealed women who reported participating in any amount of strength training were more likely to have lower BMI, more likely to engage in healthy eating, and were less likely to be smokers. These women also had type-2 diabetes risk 30 percent lower and cardiovascular disease risk 17 percent lower than those who did no strength training, even after researchers controlled for things like age, vegetable and fruit intake, and physical activity. (Time