|English: Chair massage at Novell BrainShare 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
"It's a common belief that massage is better, but it isn't better. Massage and exercise had the same benefits," said Lars Andersen, the lead author of the study and a professor at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen.
Earlier research has shown that massage can offer some relief from work out soreness.
To see how well light exercise compares, Andersen and his colleagues asked 20 women to do a shoulder exercise while hooked up to a resistance machine.
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