A new report issued today this week based on the study of over 7000 people has shown that less than one hour of resistance exercise training per week lowers the risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome means cardiovascular risk factors such as being overweight, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar.
The Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS) in the USA showed that the effects were independent from the amount of aerobic exercise, such as running or cycling.
Resistance exercise training is something ALL bootcamps offer to a lesser or greater extent – it’s weight training!
Moderate volumes of aerobic exercise training yield important health benefits. Previous studies showed that only 15 minutes a day of moderate-intensity exercise can lower the risk of premature mortality from cardiovascular disease. Research on the health benefits of exercise is usually based on endurance training, such as running and cycling. Resistance exercise, or weight training was already known to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes or to improve bone health, but nothing was known about its effects on the development of metabolic syndrome.
See report here