The following medical studies will be of interest to those investigating the health benefits of productive exercise. Many of these studies also highlight the substantial benefits of strength training and of brief workouts.


Exercise Reverses Aging In Human Skeletal Muscle
Buck Institute for Age Research study gives credence to the value of exercise, not only as a means of improving health, but of reversing the aging process itself.


Changes in Lipid and Lipoprotein Levels After Weight Training
Both men and women reduced their cholesterol and triglyceride levels by weightlifting for 16 weeks.


Brief, Intense Exercise Can Benefit The Heart
McMaster University study found that six weeks of intense sprint interval exercise training improves the structure and function of arteries as much as traditional and longer endurance exercise with larger time commitment.


'No Time To Exercise' Is No Excuse
The Journal of Physiology article shows that short bursts of very intense exercise — equivalent to only a few minutes per day — can produce the same results as traditional endurance training.


For Insulin Sensitive Overweight Patients, One Session Of Exercise Improves Metabolic Health
This study shows that even a single bout of exercise helps obese individuals increase their body’s fat-burning rate and improve their metabolic health.


Varying Weight Training Intensity Increases Growth Hormone In Women
Women need to have heavy loading cycle or workout in their resistance training routines, as it helps to build muscle and bone.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Articles highlighting multitude of exercise benefits, particularly in older adults.


Best Bet For Boosting Brawn In Women Is Traditional Strength Training
Ohio University study of women shows the greater benefits of shorter, heavier workouts over longer, lighter workouts.


Weight Training Reduces Fat And Improve Metabolism In Mice
Boston University researchers demonstrated that an increase in type II muscle mass can reduce body fat which in turn reduces overall body mass and improves metabolic parameters such as insulin resistance.


Journal of Applied Physiology – reference to studies of Morpurgo, Petow and Seibert
Muscle hypertrophy (enlargement) is caused by more work per unit of time, whereas total the total work done was without importance.


Both Aerobic And Resistance Exercise Improved Blood Sugar Control In People With Diabetes
The group that did both kinds of exercise had about twice as much improvement as either other group alone.


Moderate Exercise Yields Big Benefits
Studies have shown that simply walking at a brisk pace for 30 minutes or more on most days can lead to significant health improvements.

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