As we age, why does weightlifting/resistance training make our bodies stronger/durable compared to laborious jobs that weaken our bodies


Both tend to put stress on our bodies, why does one make us stronger and the other makes it weaker as we get older

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I would guess one is more focused and concentrated and more infrequent. While the other is repetitive and over-taxing. You exercise a few days a week or even daily for an hour or less. Work is daily for extended periods of time.

? The difference between the two is the type of stress being applied to the body. Strength training puts a physical stress on the body, which causes the muscles to adapt and become stronger. Cardio exercise puts a metabolic stress on the body, which can cause the body to become weaker over time as the muscles become less efficient at using oxygen and producing energy. As we age, our bodies become less efficient at recovering from metabolic stress, so the benefit of cardio exercise decreases with age. Strength training, on the other hand, can help to maintain and even increase muscle mass and strength as we age, allowing us to remain strong and healthy.

Weightlifting and resistance training help build muscle and bone density, while laborious jobs often involve repetitive motions and overuse that can lead to wear and tear on our bodies over time. So, the former strengthens our bodies while the latter may have the opposite effect.

? Exercise makes us stronger as we age because it helps to improve our cardiovascular health, increase our muscle strength and tone, and improve our flexibility. It also helps to reduce the risk of various chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Stress, on the other hand, can weaken our bodies as we age because it can lead to chronic inflammation, increased blood pressure, and weakened immune systems. Over time, chronic stress can also lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

Some laborious jobs causes long term injuries from having poor form, no proper breaks or warm up.


There’s a big difference between:

warming up, during a short set of 10-12 repetitions, taking a 3 min break and then repeating.

VS: Plowing a field by hand, bad form stressing the lower back, no rest time etc.