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Longer Life, Better Sleep and 8 Other Lesser-Known Benefits of Weight Lifting

The Active Times Logo By Diana Gerstacker of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 11: It’s no secret that exercise does wonders for your health and happiness—regular fitness has been linked with boosting energy, relieving stress, helping with everyday tasks and so much more. For definitive proof, look no further than the mounting scientific research, which has been adding authority to the already-long list of exercise benefits. When you think of exercise, though, do you typically think of runners and cyclists? If so you’re not alone, but you should know that the vast benefits that come with aerobic exercise extend to anaerobic exercise (like weight lifting). Take a look at our list and then start training to reap the rewards.

The Lesser-Known Benefits of Weight Lifting

It’s no secret that exercise does wonders for your health and happiness—regular fitness has been linked with boosting energy, relieving stress, helping with everyday tasks and so much more. For definitive proof, look no further than the mounting scientific research, which has been adding authority to the already-long list of exercise benefits.

When you think of exercise, though, do you typically think of runners and cyclists? If so you’re not alone, but you should know that the vast benefits that come with aerobic exercise extend to anaerobic exercise (like weight lifting). Take a look at our list and then start training to reap the rewards.

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