Resistance exercise protects the heart – (03-28-02)

Improved Cardio After 6 Months Resistance Exercise in Elderly

The days of viewing the elderly as “frail” and avoiding resistance training is long over. The benefits of weight/resistance training in the elderly is just short of staggering. Studies of this sort has seen participants leaving the wheelchairs and nursing homes behind, and now we see an indirect benefit on cardiovascular conditioning. The problem, especially in my office, is the motivation factor. I see many elderly patients that would have such an increased quality of life if they would just do 20 minutes of exercise a day. Improved Cardiorespiratory Endurance Following 6 Months of Resistance Exercise in Elderly Men and Women.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.