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I have no experience lifting weights and feel intimidated in the gym. Where should I start?

Lifting weights has an incredible range of proven benefits, from improving body composition to boosting mental health.
Strength training can benefit both your body and your brain.

11 benefits of strength training for your body and brain

Strength training can not only help you build muscle but might also improve your mental health. Here's what you should know.
If you're going to make an exercise resolution, pick something specific that you know you like enough to keep doing.

What it really means to be ‘in shape,’ according to a fitness expert — and how to gauge how fit you are

There are a number of components of fitness, including aerobic fitness, muscular strength, body composition, power, and flexibility. With training, it's possible to improve your traits on all these measures.

Fat in one part of your body is particularly dangerous for your health — here’s what an exercise scientist says you can do about it

Researchers think that belly fat may be a sign of health problems because it could indicate that you have more visceral fat. Visceral fat accumulates around internal organs, impairing their functions and raising stress levels.

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging — here’s how to incorporate them into your life

Two forms of exercise keep aging muscles from dwindling, protect the brain from age-related decline, and lessen the risk of heart problems — according to new research.

Sports scientists say this free fitness app is one of the best to help you get stronger — here’s what it’s like

Nike's training app is particularly good for strength training. Researchers have said the individual workouts and the multiweek training programs are especially effective.

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging. Here’s how to incorporate them into your life.

Two forms of exercise are key to keep aging muscles from dwindling and protect the brain from age-related decline. A large new study found that older folks who clocked in roughly 52 hours over six months doing things like walking, biking, or yoga showed significant cognitive benefits.

Strength training doesn’t just build muscle — it also helps fight depression, a new study found

Researchers have known for some time that aerobic exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of depression. Now, in a new review of studies, researchers say that strength training can also help treat depression.

The science-backed 7-minute fitness routine is a great way to get in shape

The app gets your heart pumping and helps build muscle using interval training, which alternates short and powerful bursts of exercise with periods of rest.

There’s even more evidence that 2 forms of exercise are the best way to keep your brain young

When it comes to keeping the brain young and staving off the effects of aging, two types of workouts appear to be the best. A new review of nearly 100 well-designed studies found positive cognitive effects were linked with several types of physical activity.