Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Strength training associated with 46% lower risk of death over 15 years in those 65 and older
People 65 and older who did strength training twice a week were 46% less likely to die over the next 15 years than people who did not according to a study from researchers at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
“The association between [strength training] and death remained after adjustment for past medical history and health behaviors,” the paper notes.Read the entire article | Email this article
Monday, May 03, 2010
No evidence that weight lifting is effective for weight loss: American College of Sports Medicine
"There is limited evidence that [ Resistance Training ] promotes gain or maintenance of lean mass and loss of body fat during energy restriction and there is some evidence [ Resistance Training ] improves chronic disease risk factors (i.e., HDL [ cholesterol ], LDL [ cholesterol ], insulin, blood pressure)," they continue. Read the entire article | Email this article
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Weight lifting reverses muscle loss in the elderly, aerobic exercise does not
"[A]ccording to the work of Campbell et al (2002), resistance exercise reverses sarcopenia [age-related loss of muscle] at relatively low protein intakes (ie, safe level of 0.8 [grams per kilogram of body weight per day]), and such training responses are not improved by higher protein intakes or influenced by protein quality [Campbell et al, 2007]," Millward writes.
"Indeed high levels of aerobic exercise have long been known not to prevent sarcopenia [age-related loss of muscle], even though they are, assumedly, accompanied by high food and hence protein intakes."
Comment: Hormone replacement therapy also reverses muscle loss in the elderly (Sorensen et al, 2001). Read the entire article | Email this article
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Strength training twice a week reduces percent body fat in women 25-44 by 3.7%
Thursday, December 16, 2004
U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 26: Weight lifting plus diet for weight loss
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Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Weight lifting decreases fat intake in women
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