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Weight training improves symptoms of Parkinson's-4081

Weight training improves symptoms of Parkinson's

Another advance release from the American Academy of Neurology focused on Parkinson’s disease.

STUDY: A group of 48 people with Parkinson’s disease was randomly assigned to progressive resistance exercise or general exercise that included flexibility, balance and strengthening exercises. The groups exercised for one hour, twice a week for two years.

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People with dementia respond to supervised resistance training-4080

People with dementia respond to supervised resistance training

Over three months, 62 people with mild to moderate dementia and the ability to walk 10 meters performed a progressive exercise program of resistance and functional training while supervised by an instructor.

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Significant improvement follows strength training for nursing home residents-4079

Significant improvement follows strength training for nursing home residents

A systematic review of clinical trials uncovered 13 studies that included a resistance training intervention along with outcomes for muscle strength and functional performance (for example, chair stand, stair climbing, gait speed, balance).

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In cardiac rehab, two sets of strength exercises as effective as three-4078

In cardiac rehab, two sets of strength exercises as effective as three

Cardiovascular and resistance exercise are standard components of cardiac rehabilitation programs, as detailed in the “Core Components of Cardiac Rehabilitation/Secondary Prevention Programs: 2007 Update” published in the journal Circulation (115:2675-2682, May 2007). Those guidelines recommend 1-3 sets of resistance exercises. Would it matter if the person performed two or three sets?

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How much strength training for muscle mass?-4077

How much strength training for muscle mass?

A review of 33 articles confirmed that for people 60 years and older, regular resistance training increased muscle strength, reduced muscular atrophy, and led to adaptations in tendons and bones.

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Leg strength improves in the Oldest-Old-4076

Leg strength improves in the Oldest-Old

Over eight weeks, 20 people ages 90-97 participated in a strength training program, exercising at low-to-moderate intensity (30% - 70% of 1RM, repetition maximum, the heaviest weight a person can lift one time).

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