Building a strong body isn’t what most people think of when
considering heart health. However, using strength training as
a tool to prevent and treat heart disease is well established.
According to a review in the American Journal of Lifestyle
Medicine, numerous high quality, evidence-based studies
have demonstrated the cardiovascular benefits of strength
training. Recent evidence also suggests that strength training
may be effective at preventing and lowering high blood
Maintaining muscular strength has also been linked to increased
survival rates for those with Chronic Heart Failure.
A study in the European Journal of Heart Failure has linked
muscle strength to survival rates of those with severe congestive
heart failure. The American Heart Association has also
recognized the cardiovascular benefits of strength training
and recommends adults add strength training to their lifestyle
for its heart heath benefits.