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Can strength training help reduce stress?

Whether you use dumbbells, machines, resistance bands or your own body weight, strength-building can help you stay one step ahead of stress. Lean body mass (that's muscle, not fat) makes your blood pressure normal more quickly after a stressful event, and that takes a load off of your heart and arteries, especially when you think you have more work than time or more problems than solutions.

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