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Muscle strength aids function for people with knee osteoarthritis-4087

Muscle strength aids function for people with knee osteoarthritis

Physical performance, measured by the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), was evaluated on 553 people 65 years and older who had knee osteoarthritis.

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Strength training may help reduce cognitive decline-4086

Strength training may help reduce cognitive decline

Physical activity guidelines for older adults include recommendations for aerobic exercise as well as resistance training. Earlier this year, a study showed that resistance training was as effective as aerobic exercise for reducing the risk of diabetes (ICAA Research Review, 12[29] August 2012). Noting that previous literature has focused primarily on aerobic exercise as a lifestyle factor that could prevent or moderate cognitive decline, the authors of a new review examined the effects of resistance training on different parameters of cognition.

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Like aerobic exercise, strength training reduces risk of diabetes-4085

Like aerobic exercise, strength training reduces risk of diabetes

A primary recommendation for people who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is to be more physically active because exercise helps to improve blood sugar control (PubMed Health) and support weight loss.

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Fatigue, not weight, builds strength-4084

Fatigue, not weight, builds strength

Over 10 weeks, healthy young men strength trained their legs using different combinations of sets and weight loads. At the higher weight loads, approximately 8-12 repetitions were performed; at the lighter loads, about 25-30 repetitions were completed.

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Resistance training improves cognitive skills-4083

Resistance training improves cognitive skills

A person with mild cognitive impairment may have problems with memory, but is still able to function in daily life. Dementia is a further progression of memory and thinking problems that do interfere with daily activities. Mild cognitive impairment is a risk factor for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Resistance training increases strength and energy in postmenopausal women-4082

Resistance training increases strength and energy in postmenopausal women

Noting that the symptoms of menopause may impact women’s quality of life, and that physical activity may have a positive impact on physical and behavioral status, the authors of a new study wanted to find out how a 16-week resistance training program would affect 32 women who were postmenopausal. The training group of 16 healthy but inactive women was compared to a control group of 16 similar women.

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