Harvard Health Letter

Wearable weights: How they can help or hurt

They’re great as a substitute for a dumbbell, but a risky choice for some exercises. When you want to add strength training to your routine, wearable weights seem like a handy shortcut. Just slip them on and do your regular workout. But it’s not that simple. “They’re great for specific exercises, but they have some risks,” says Terry Downey, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. Ankle weights …

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