Why elderly people should enroll in the gym?
About this a lot the afternoon: some advocate strength training in old age, others kategoricheski against. So who's right?
Australian geriatrician conducted a study and as a result long-term control over the condition of a couple of thousand people (of different age: from young and to the elderly) and careful analysis they again confirmed it is a known fact that we at least 1 time per week needs to walk a few miles (by the way, those who do it - much healthier than their peers that fail to do so), and has also opened a direct correlation between the amount of muscle tissue in our body and health. In short, when other indicators are equal: healthier will be the person that will have the muscle to.
With the onset of “frail old age" (age), to successfully fight osteoporosis, arthritis and deteriorating motor functions, a person definitely need to include strength exercises in your "diet" and build muscle. And, in the 1st place, this statement applies to women who in old age are particularly vulnerable to loss in weight of bones and muscles. Yes, our dear women! It turns out that yoga and running will be enough. You just have to include in the list of obligatory exercises working with dumbbells or with a barbell (unless, of course, you haven't done so). By the way, if you live in the capital of Ukraine, then you should enroll in "FitnessClass".
in addition, strength exercises have a positive effect in diseases such as:the
- Chronic insomnia
- Chronic renal failure
- chronic Obstructive lung disease;
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary insufficiency
- peripheral vascular Disease
- Venous stasis.
a Great list, isn't it? Of course, limiting yourself only strength training right, you also have to include in your workout program exercises for balance, flexibility and cardio exercises. All this will have a huge positive effect for mental health and physical.
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