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How and why to add strength training to your exercise plan

Enjoy immediate gains by developing a well-rounded program, performing the exercises with good form, and being consistent.

Regular physical activity promotes general good health, prevents chronic disease, and helps you live a longer and healthier life. For many of us, the exercise prescription comes in the form of walking, jogging, treadmill work, or other "aerobic" activities that get your heart pumping.

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