Even a Little Weight Training May Cut the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

If lifting weights is good for preventing a stroke, your brain will like that!

If lifting weights is good for preventing a stroke, your brain will like that!

I saw this article in the Failing New York Times, and I don’t know what to think about it.

The conclusions presented align with what I believe: lifting weights is good for you - it helps prevent heart attack and stroke death. Score 1 for confirmation bias.

But then when you look at the details, it’s just a big observational study. And it relies on self-report, which we all know is bad. I can’t even remember what I did yesterday.

And of course you don’t know if it goes the other way around: folks who are healthy may just lift more weights.

So I can’t in good faith say that the study reported here is good. But I do want you to work out. Especially the lazy strong way we do it - I have a much longer blog post in the works about how the lazy strong approach really is the right way.

I guess that’s a long way of saying - get in here and work out, I know it’s good for you, and here’s a poorly done study that shows that :)

Michael Deskevich