BUILD MUSCLE, IMPROVE HEALTH: BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH RESISTANCE EXERCISE


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Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVESTo realize that age-related muscle loss is associated with bone loss, metabolic rate reduction, fat gain, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and various problems associated with physical degeneration/dysfunction.To recognize the beneficial effects of resistance exercise for increasing muscle mass, bone density, metabolic rate, insulin sensitivity, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, cognitive ability, and self-esteem, as well as for decreasing body fat, resting blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-back pain, arthritic discomfort, and depression.To use programs of resistance exercise that provide safe, progressive, and effective strength training experiences in accordance with the 2014 ACSM strength training recommendations.

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