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FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Weightlifting and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) are associated with a reduced risk for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, with the lowest risk seen for adults reporting both MVPA and weightlifting, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

LOS ANGELES — The country's best sumo wrestlers practice kitty-corner from a 99-cent store in a Torrance strip mall. The floor in the rented dojo has just enough space for one ring made of a white plastic tarp with green foam pool noodles velcroed to the ground in a circular shape. Two parallel yellow lines in the center mark the starting position. Tall women weighing close to 300 pounds ...