You've no doubt heard about the long-term health benefits that cardiovascular fitness can provide. But what can active adults who favor the weight room expect from their tireless dedication to lifting? A study published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention suggests similar results.
In addition to ranking a close second to cardiovascular fitness for overall health, physical strength worked against age-related weight gain and the accumulation of body fat. This is likely due to the fact that muscle mass has a tendency to elevate your metabolic rate, helping you to burn more calories throughout the day. That's one more reason to continue your domination of the weight room, but don't shy away from the treadmill.