The neglected guideline - resistance exercise and public health

      Strong clinical and emerging epidemiological evidence shows that regular resistance exercise (e.g. weight/strength training) has multiple health benefits, including a reduced mortality risk, and beneficial cardiometabolic, musculoskeletal, functional and mental-related outcomes. While historically physical activity public health guidelines solely recommended aerobic physical activity (e.g., walking, jogging, cycling), over the past decade, global/national guidelines have added in resistance exercise. However, recent population estimates show that ∼80-90 % of Australian adults not engage in any resistance exercise.
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