Bottom line, it's not just getting moving that is the key to better health.   Experts in the health field say people should be doing a muscle-strengthening component to their exercises.

Even with all the information out there, only 58% of American adults don't do and muscle strengthening exercise.   Among the activities that qualify are weight lifting, and exercising with elastic bands.  Both of these methods create resistance that you must work against, as well as pushups, sit-ups, climbing stairs, and cycling and hiking up hills.

Besides making you stronger and more fit, muscle-strengthening  workouts have been linked to such health benefits as improved cardiovascular health, better blood sugar control, improvements in bone density, better balance and mobility, and not to mention better self esteem.