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This exercise has a huge effect on our health and longevity, but many of us ignore it

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In the pursuit of fitness, we might turn to some great activewear, a pool membership or a daily walk — all good and important stuff.

But many of us forget about building strength — despite the fact that, as we age, retaining muscle has the power to transform our lives.

“It’s really vital,” David Scott, an exercise scientist at Deakin University, tells ABC RN’s Life Matters.

Strength training lowers your risk of heart attack and other heart disease, stroke and cancer.

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