Mature Life Features

Cecil Scaglione, Editor

Wishing . . .

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. . . good health and fortune for yourself

is not being selfish,

you need at least one

to be able to take care

of those dear to you.

Older Bones Gain With Strength Training

Healthy seniors who can still exercise may also be able to lengthen the life of their bones with strengthening exercise, according to results of a six-month study conducted at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The men and women aged 60 to 83 who participated in the resistance training showed signs of greater bone density in their hips as well as bone metabolism shifting toward generating more bone than was being lost.

Participants were divided into three groups, one that engaged in high-intensity resistance training, one that went through low-intensity training, and a control group that did not change lifestyle habits during the six-month study. The high-intensity group showed the most significant bone-density gains. Leg presses, overhead presses and certain back exercises appeared to have the most impact on bone density.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

December 25, 2022 at 2:00 am

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