Anti Aging – Reno NV -Effects of Exercise on Muscular Strength, Mass, Mobility and Hormonal Levels in Older Women – Dr Ken Romeo

OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo   775-870-6942

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Exercise studies are lacking in populations of older women. For some reason, scientists seem fixated on conducting exercise studies in young and older men. But here’s one for the books:

A study was conducted to investigate the effect of resistance training performed on muscular strength, muscle mass, mobility and hormonal responses in older women.

Twenty-five older women with an average age of 67 +/- 5 years were studied for an 8 week period of exercise with a 12 week washout period between exercise regimens. Two exercise periods were performed and levels of testosterone and IGF-1 were studied in the women pre- and post-intervention.

The results? EXCELLENT!

Significant increases were observed in both groups for muscular strength, knee extension and for skeletal muscle mass. There were no significant effects for IGF-1 and testosterone.

The results suggest that exercise is effective for promoting positive adaptations in muscular strength and hypertrophy in older women.

Exercise should be included in any custom designed anti aging program and adjusted as the client can include more exercise and strengthening in their personal regimen.

PS: Walking, Yoga and Tai Chi are exercises! Clients don’t necessarily need to be throwing around weights in a gym to get healthy.

Yours in Health!

Dr. Ken Romeo

Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.

Though each article and/or opinion contained on this Blog is derived from published Clinical and Research data contained in various national and international databases with links provided, if used,

NO ARTICLE OR CONCLUSION IS MEANT TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, PREVENT OR CURE DISEASE.

CONSULT YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES TO YOUR HEALTH REGIMEN.

Contact: DrKenRomeo1@yahoo.com (Reno, NV) 775-870-6942

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