A 42-year-old member asked:

Can weight training help improve your heart health ?

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Dr. Stephen Quinnan
21 years experience
Yes...but: Weight training that is part of an aerobic exercise program will certainly be beneficial for your heart. Lifting heavy weights for mass without aerobic activity will have only marginal heart benefits.
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