The Benefits Of Strength Training And How to Get Started

Episode 704 18m


Certain forms of exercise are more effective than others at optimizing our health, metabolism, and longevity. Our aerobic condition, strength, muscle mass, flexibility, and agility are essential for staying healthy and aging well. One main reason why exercise is so effective at keeping us young is due to its hormetic effects. Strength training is one of the best practices for activating hormesis, and it’s available to everyone.

In today’s episode of my series I’m calling Health Bites, I talk all about the benefits of strength training and how to get started.


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Narrator: Coming up on this episode of the Doctor's Pharmacy. Dr. Mark Hyman: Strength training improves your mood, helps prevent dementia, increases neuroplasticity, makes new brain cells, obviously improves your muscle strength, your bone health so it can stave off osteoporosis and prevent you from being frail as you get older. It helps with sleep. Welcome to the Doctor's Pharmacy. I'm Dr. Mark Hyman. That's pharmacy with a place for conversations that matter. And have you ever wondered about what kind of exercise you should do to extend your life, to stay functional, to stave off and reverse chronic disease? Well, you better listen up because we're going to talk about that today because we're talking about strength training. And now if there were a pill for longevity that would..

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Ep. 704 - The Benefits Of Strength Training And How to Get Started