Research Shows That People Who Do Strength Training Live Longer—Start With These 10 Simple Workouts

While we know that exercising regularly is crucial to overall well-being, it’s important to understand that every exercise offers different benefits. Take

While we know that exercising regularly is crucial to overall well-being, it’s important to understand that every exercise offers different benefits. Take cardio, for example—it promotes heart health and boosts circulation. Swimming, on the other hand, is a more low-impact workout that can improve endurance and strengthen and tone your muscles.

Strength training is one of the most popular types of fitness that can build muscle mass while also contributing to weight loss. And according to a recent study, it can also help you live longer. Researchers found that people who engaged in strength training one to two times per week had a lower mortality risk compared to those who did not.

Ready to start lifting? Here are some trainer-approved workouts to help you get started:

“This exercise should be working the front leg (leg that is on the chair) so make sure to keep the majority of your weight in that leg and move slow,” says Kaisa Keranen, NASM-PES certified trainer and C4 Energy Ambassador.

How to do it:

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