Until a few years ago many health experts and doctors thought aerobics were the only kind of exercise necessary for the heart and lungs, weight training was though to be best suited for body athletes. In recent years that’s all changed.
A recent study found that long-term weight training may help a woman's bone and metabolic health by increasing production of the growth hormone.
After years of lifting weights as part of a well-rounded fitness regimen, some people find that although their muscles can lift more weight, their joints seem unable to handle the extra strain. So what can they do to strengthen and protect joints during those strength sessions?