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Short bouts of intense strength training boosts bone mass in older women-6162

Short bouts of intense strength training boosts bone mass in older women

Just 30 minutes twice a week of high-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) improves functional performance and bone density, structure, and strength in postmenopausal women with low bone mass - and with no adverse side effects, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Light intensity activities add to benefits of more vigorous physical activity-5385

Light intensity activities add to benefits of more vigorous physical activity

According to background in a recent report, apathy (lack of interest or indifference) may hasten cognitive decline among people with dementia.

STUDY: The actions of 40 residents with dementia in a nursing home were tracked using video. Three videos of each resident (while dining, while interacting with a staff member and a random selection) were analyzed. Five factors were evaluated: environmental stimulation, ambiance, crowding, staff familiarity and light and sounds.

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Exercising outdoors keeps midlife women motivated-5189

Exercising outdoors keeps midlife women motivated

Does exercising indoors or outdoors affect a woman’s motivation to maintain physical activity? To find out, 23 women ages 52-69 years were assigned to exercise for one hour, three times a week, either indoors or outdoors.

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Rethinking the heart rate formula for older women-4666

Rethinking the heart rate formula for older women

For fitness and physical activity instructors, “target heart rate,” which signals the level of exercise intensity in relation to a training effect, is a fundamental tool for working with clients. New research suggests that the simple formula of “220 minus age” is no longer accurate.

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Moderate physical activity does not raise risk of knee osteoarthritis-4523

Moderate physical activity does not raise risk of knee osteoarthritis

According to new research from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, adults ages 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to 2.5 hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a 6-year follow-up period. Study participants who engaged in the highest levels of physical activity—up to 5 hours a week—had a slightly higher risk of knee osteoarthritis, but the difference was not statistically significant, the study authors reported.

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Too much holiday feasting? Daily exercise helps restore the balance-4482

Too much holiday feasting? Daily exercise helps restore the balance

During cold winter days and holiday festivities, it’s easy to consume food calories that are not burned off through physical activity. For one week, a small group of healthy young men restricted their daily activities to below 4,000 steps/day and increased their caloric intake by 50%. Half of them increased calorie intake by 75% and walked/ran on a treadmill for 45 minutes/day at 70% of maximum oxygen uptake, while being inactive the rest of the time.

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