High Intensity Training

High Intensity Training (HIT) May Prevent Heart Disease

High Intensity Training (HIT) May Prevent Heart Disease The study included 57 adolescent schoolchildren (47 boys and 10 girls) who were randomly assigned to high intensity training (HIT) or moderate intensity exercise groups. Both groups did three exercise sessions a week for seven weeks. The high intensity training (HIT) group’s program consisted of a series…

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nonagenarians

High Intensity Strength Training in Nonagenarians

High Intensity Strength Training in Nonagenarians Muscle dysfunction and associated mobility impairment, common among the frail elderly, increase the risk of falls, fractures, and functional dependency. Therefore, it is important for nonagenarians to gently increase their strength through an appropriate strength training program. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association,…

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obese seniors

Obese Seniors are Best Served with a Diet-Exercise Combo

Obese Seniors are Best Served with a Diet-Exercise Combo For obese seniors, studies have now found that dieting and exercise together are more effective at improving physical performance and reducing frailty than either alone. The research, by a team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is reported March 31 in The New…

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Heart Disease In Women

Activity Level Predicts Heart Disease In Women

Activity Level Predicts Heart Disease In Women Research suggests that a woman’s level of physical activity is a better sign than body weight of existing coronary artery disease and future heart problems. The study, which appeared in the September 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (2004; 292 [10], 1179–87), examined 906…

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Strength Training For Women

Strength Training For Women: Why Women Don’t Bulk Up From Strength Training

Strength Training For Women: Why Women Don’t Bulk Up From Strength Training On the topic of strength training for women,  one of the most infamous questions that personal trainers and fitness coaches receive from women again and again: Will strength training build large muscles and make me look bulky? Well, the answer to that question…

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