I perfectly understand this board is about exercise. And I DO lift myself, and not planning on stopping.
but recently I've heard/read some things about lifting that made me question the health benefits.
>exercise (lifting, cardio, etc.) greately stresses the body, stress is bad for health/longevity, therefore exercise is bad for health/longevity
>some studies suggest that doing >150min/week of lifting is actually detrimental to cardiovascular health (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziKSWaVZ2BA)
>the heart has to work more when you have more muscle/weight, therefore it deteriorates faster
>lower calorie intake was shown to increase longevity, and you have to EAT BIG GODDAMIT when you lift
>longest living people barely exercised (maybe manual labour/farming max, but never hardcore bodybuilding/cardio)
>muscle mass and cardio are shown to be benefitial for longevity (in certain other studies)
>exercise, even if it stresses the body, reduces stress in the long run when you're resting
>longevity might just be genetics and diet in the end
not even talking about steroids here of course, just regular old lifting/bodybuilding/cardio.
again, I'm not against lifting and I do lift myself, I just want to find the truth in all this.
if your position is
>who cares about longevity, I'm killing myself at 30yo
please do not reply