Although cardiovascular endurance is important, the training for it doesn’t do for us what strength training does. A heavy set with a big, compound barbell lift can be scary. A long run is just boring. Heaving the barbell strengthens my resolve. Pounding the pavement makes me tolerate tedium.

Perhaps this is why office workers [and maybe police and military personnel] prefer cardio over strength training. It prepares them for the drudgery of their jobs.

– Kyle Aaron

https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/important-reason-runners-need-strength-train-ncna810431

Associations of Muscle Mass and Strength with All-Cause Mortality among US Older Adults
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28991040

Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn’t take much
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181113115430.htm

Some research indicates strength training may be more effective for heart health and overall health than cardio, especially for older people.
https://knowridge.com/2018/11/for-older-people-weight-training-is-more-important-than-cardio-exercise/
https://nypost.com/2018/11/19/lifting-weights-is-better-for-your-heart-than-cardio-study/

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