Strength training reduces risk of heart disease, improves body composition and posture. It results in fewer injuries, improved metabolic health and increases longevity[5]. It makes your bones denser[2] which reduces the risk of osteoporosis[4]. It can also help to manage chronic conditions[2] such as back pain, arthritis, obesity, heart disease[3] and diabetes. Mental health benefits include improved memory, improved executive control, may lessen depression, less chronic fatigue, improved quality of sleep, improved cognition, less anxiety and increased self-esteem[1].

Rate your health contributing behaviour so we can help you improve.

I do not agree with this statement. I somewhat agree. This may sometimes be representative. I agree with this statement. It describes my situation very well.
I do strength training 2-3 times a week.
I exercise most muscle groups especially core muscles.
I am active at work/home and get to use my muscles every day.
When doing strength training I do atleast two sets of each exercise.
When doing strength training I do 8-12 repetitions of each exercise.
I rest each muscle group for 48 hours before training them again.
I always warm up before doing strength training.
Login to be able to save your rating. As a logged in user we can aggregate your ratings and give you a better overview. The system will also be able to help you follow up on areas to improve.

Beginner   Intermediate   Advanced   All

Suggestions from the community

    Discuss this health aspect with others. Ask questions and get answers.

      Your private notes on strength

      Send me reminder on email

      Category: Physical health

      • [1] Anderson-Hanley, C., Nimon, J.P., & Westen, S.C. 2010. Cognitive health benefits of strengthening exercise for community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32 (9), 996–1001. View
      • [2] Strength training: Get stronger, leaner, healthier - View
      • [3] Williams MA, Haskell WL, Ades PA, et al. Resistance exercise in individuals with and without cardiovascular disease: 2007 update: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism. Circulation. 2007;116:572-584. View
      • [4] Engelke K, Kemmler W, Lauber D, Beeskow C, et al. (2006). Exercise maintains bone density at spine and hip EFOPS: A 3-year longitudinal study in early postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis International 17(1):133-142. View
      • [5] Katzmarzyk PT, Craig CL. Musculoskeletal fitness and risk of mortality. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2002 May;34(5):740-4. PubMed PMID: 11984288. View
      View next random