Ageing and Longevity

The route to longer life? 30 minutes a week of muscle-strengthening exercises, new study says

Push-ups, heavy gardening and some forms of yoga are among the muscle-strengthening activities. Image: UNSPLASH/Anupam Mahapatra

Victoria Masterson

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Activity that strengthens your muscles can help you live longer, researchers in Japan have found. Image: Twitter/British Journal of Sports Medicine
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Just half an hour of muscle-strengthening activities a week can cut your risk of death from all causes by up to a fifth. Image: UK Chief Medical Officers' Physical Activity Guidelines 2019


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