7 Ways Resistance Training Is Good For You & 2 Ways It Isn’t

Lifting weights is good for (almost) everything.

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Boost Your Immune System

Resistance training can improve your immune health, says Blink Fitness personal trainer and fitness manager Ellen Thompson. "Lifting weights releases serum cortisol and epinephrine, which are key players in regulating the immune system," she explains.

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Live Longer

Studies conclude that lifting weights regularly can help you live longer, says Katie Kollath, a certified personal trainer and co-founder of the LGBTQ women-owned online personal training business Barpath Fitness.