Regular weight training is associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, except cancer, according to new research. The study was conducted in older adults and published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. And making sure a weekly exercise routine includes both weights and aerobic activities appears to have an additive effect, the findings suggest. Current physical activity guidelines for all adults recommend at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, or at least 75 minutes of high-intensity aerobic activity, or an equal combination of both – commonly referred to as MVPA (moderate to vigorous) . fysical activity). All adults are also recommended to include activities that target all major muscle groups. But while aerobic exercise is consistently associated with a lower risk of death, it’s not clear whether weight training can have similar effects.