Sport is healthy. Sport trains the heart and circulation, protects against diabetes and cancer. Many people think of jogging, walking, bike tours and other endurance sports. According to a recent US study, you can achieve similar effects with strength and muscle training. Provided that a few important rules are followed.
A research team led by Edward Giovannucci from Harvard Medical School in Boston has addressed the question of whether strength and muscle training – which creates more intense but less breathtaking stimuli – can have effects similar to those of endurance sports. Her conclusion: the dumbbell can be a serious alternative to jogging.