What Counts as Resistance Training?

Dr. Oz has the answer.

Q: What counts as resistance training?

Oz says: Any exercise where you're pushing or pulling against a force that "resists" you qualifies. Think weights, moves like push-ups and sit-ups (gravity opposes you), or working out with those stretchy resistance bands.

Even heavy-duty household chores like cleaning out your attic can count, with the lifting, pushing, and pulling they require, says Carol Torgan, Ph.D., an exercise physiologist in Bethesda, MD. It all helps build and maintain valuable anti-aging muscle and strength.

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This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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