A new report suggests that lifting dumbbells can slow the process of death.
It is based on an analysis of death certificates in Ontario and New Brunswick, where the vast majority of Canadians live.
In all, there were 8,814 deaths recorded in New Brunswick and Ontario from 2015 to 2017.
Researchers looked at records of people who died between 1995 and 2017, and they found that those who were weak in one or more of their major muscle groups died sooner than those who had stronger muscles.
The researchers also found that the muscles of the weak were also more likely to suffer in the absence of other muscles.
“These findings are consistent with our understanding that strength and muscle mass contribute to the progression of age-related decline, but they also raise the possibility that the accumulation of muscle mass may slow the onset of mortality,” the authors wrote.
In other words, lifting dumbells may slow your death.
The research was published this week in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
But some people argue that the study was flawed.
A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that dumbbell training can slow heart failure in older people.
And a 2012 study in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that lifting weights can prevent death.
But a 2014 study in Clinical Science in Sports and Exercise found that dumbells can actually slow the progression to death.
That study found that while the dumbbell can slow death, it doesn’t stop the progression, but the muscles that are weakened get weaker.
“I think it is a mistake to say that dumbell squats cause premature death because they don’t,” said Peter Haines, a physical therapist and author of the study.
“We think they do slow death.”
A spokesperson for the Canadian Institute for Health Information said that while they are aware of the recent study, the institute does not consider the study valid.
“While there are some important gaps in the literature concerning the impact of weight lifting on risk of premature death, there are no known interventions that have been shown to prevent death in those at risk,” she said.
Hainles says that the results are still preliminary, and that they need to be confirmed.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is funding the study, but Hainys says that it is not clear that the research will have much effect on the way Canadians are living their lives.
“If there are more people who are weak in the muscles, the more likely they are to suffer from cardiovascular disease, so the more weight that is lifted and the less that muscle mass is used, the less likely that that will have an effect,” he said.
“The research does not show that lifting more weight actually slows death.”
In the meantime, he recommends that people exercise regularly and avoid lifting dumbell weights.
Hains said that weightlifting is not a bad idea, but that he would like to see more research to show whether lifting weights is really a bad thing.
The report was based on data collected from 5,000 deaths in the two provinces, and the authors say that they hope to add more data from more people.
“There are still too many gaps to be able to definitively say whether weightlifting or other exercise is better,” Hainies said.
He also suggested that people start with lighter weights, so that the benefits of lifting can be more clearly seen.
And Hainis said that he doesn’t want people to feel guilty if they can’t lift more weight, because “they are not going to lose weight.”
He said that the idea of lifting dumb bells might not be as harmful as many people think.
“It’s not the case that they’re not going get tired, because you don’t get tired if you’re working out,” he explained.
“You don’t have to lift weights to get fat, and it’s not going have any of the negative consequences that people think.”
The Globe and Mail has reached out to the authors of the new study and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research for comment.