Exercise Is Medicine

Pamela S. Hinton, Peggy Nigh, John Thyfault. Effectiveness of resistance training or jumping-exercise to increase bone mineral density in guys with low bone mass: A 12-month randomized, medical trial. Bone, 2015; 79: 203 DOI: 10.1016/ j.bone.2015.06.008.

In the chapter “boning up” she concludes that the rate of bone loss can be slowed with aging, however that bone loss can not be reversed. Workouts that cause effect or put an excellent amount of load on the bone (like heavy resistance training), are reliable. If you already have extreme bone loss (osteopenia), and especially if you have osteoporosis, this need to be done under medical supervision.

Overall, I delighted in the book and extremely recommend it. Got ta go, time to take my medicine!

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This is the name of a good book by science writer Judy Foreman I read recently, both informational and inspiring. It is also the name of a health initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Judys book is unrelated, but she got approval from them to utilize the very same title.

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The book covers how exercise assists delay the aging procedure and decrease risk of various significant diseases. In the chapter “boning up” she concludes that the rate of bone loss can be slowed with aging, but that bone loss can not be reversed. I had a bone to pick with that conclusion (pun intended). Workouts that cause impact or put a great amount of load on the bone (like heavy resistance training), are efficient. If you currently have extreme bone loss (osteopenia), and especially if you have osteoporosis, this ought to be done under medical guidance.

The book covers how exercise helps delay the aging procedure and lower threat of various major diseases. An intriguing chapter describes how exercise keeps our mitochondria healthier as we age. There are likewise a great deal of inspiring anecdotes about exercise and healthy aging.

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