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Build leg muscles to boost walking-6246

Build leg muscles to boost walking

Walking performance, measured in terms of energy efficiency -- i.e., how far one can travel per calorie consumption -- and walking speed decline as people get older.

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Strength training helps cognition-6035

Strength training helps cognition

A group of 100 people ages 55 and older who had mild cognitive impairment engaged in progressive strength training and cognitive training two to three days per week over six months.

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High-speed circuit training may counteract sarcopenia-5218

High-speed circuit training may counteract sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength, which in turn can lead to loss of physical function (International Osteoporosis Foundation). As the authors of a new study point out, this loss can occur along with an increase in body fat (adiposity). The combination is termed “sarcopenic obesity.”

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Is aquatic exercise as effective as resistance training for strength?-5200

Is aquatic exercise as effective as resistance training for strength?

There were 87 women, 60 years and older, assigned to water-based exercise, land-based resistance training or a control group. After 12 weeks, women in the water-based program improved in dynamic strength similar to those in the resistance training group. People in the water group improved in isometric peak torque

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Strength plus aerobics training best for functional fitness-5154

Strength plus aerobics training best for functional fitness

For a randomized controlled trial, 59 older men who lived in the community were randomly assigned to aerobics training, aerobics plus resistance training or a control group. The exercise groups met three days/week over nine months, training at moderate-to-vigorous intensity levels.

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Home-based strength training more effective when supervised-5146

Home-based strength training more effective when supervised

A systematic review of the effectiveness of home-based resistance exercise included eight studies. Participants were an average age of 76 years and exercised for 8-120 weeks.

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