Strength training uses resistance to build muscle size, strength and endurance.
The American Council on Exercise mentions these potential benefits:
- Increases independence, improves quality of life and requires less effort to perform daily activities.
- Increases the movement of food through the digestive tract, which may reduce your risk of colon cancer.
- May lower resting blood pressure, and reduce risk of back pain.
- Helps manage pain from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.