Aerobics And Resistance Training Help Elderly to Maintain Good Health

exerciseThe results of a Canadian study shows that an exercise program which includes resistance training as well as aerobics can prove quite helpful to reduce the risk of insulin resistance in sedentary seniors and improve their motor function.

Robert Ross, the lead author of the study, says: “For people of moderate age (those under 65), the standard recommendation for a long time is 150 minutes aerobic type activity during a week. However, for older adults, there isn’t any standard and we have little evidence to base our guidelines on it.”

“ At first time, we have found that those elderly people( men and women), who want to decrease their risk for cardiovascular disease anddiabetic as well as want to manage their blood sugar levels, must do resistance training as well as aerobics.”

According to Ross, this advantageous training formula should be comprised of 90 minutes simple aerobics like walking and other resistanceexercise of some type.

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Run! If you want to defeat aging

The risk of premature death from cancer is less than half in elderly runners than non-runners.

According to the Stanford University Medical Centre team’s report, elderly joggers enjoyed a healthier life with fewer disabilities.

The findings have been published in Archives of Internal Medicine and they stress on the importance of regular exercise for older people.

Only the fittest survives.

In the study, the record of 500 older runners was tracked for more than twenty years and then it was compared to a similar group of non-runners. It’s worth mentioning that all participants of the study were in their 50s at the start of the study.

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