Why You Should Be Doing Resistance Exercise

If resistance training isn’t part of your workout, it’s time to make time for some curls. Not only will you help eliminate that pesky upper arm jiggle, but you may lower your blood pressure as well.

People who did 45 minutes of moderate intensity resistance exercise on machines at health and fitness centers had blood pressure readings as much as 20 percent lower afterward, according to findings recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

The beneficial effect may last up to 24 hours, provided you exercise three or four times a week.