Thomas BarwickGetty Images According to a study in the journal Menopause, strength training can benefit your mental health in addition to your physical health.Participants with weak upper-body strength were 68 percent more likely to experience symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, and those with weak lower-body strength were 33 percent more likely to experience symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. Adding weights to your cross training routine has been shown to improve overall cognitive function and lessen symptoms of depression and anxiety.To get faster and stronger on the bike—and prevent injury—cross-training is essential. But according to new research, your lifting days can boost more than just your physical health: It can benefit your mental health, too. The study, published in the journal Menopause, looked at 1,159 women (ages 45 to 69 years old) who were gynecology patients at the National University Hospital in Singapore. Depression and/or anxiety was … [Read more...] about Can Lifting Weights Pump Up Your Mood?
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OLDER people who lift weights live longer, a study found — but only if done quickly and in moderation. Researchers measured muscle power in 4,000 men and women aged between 40 and 85 in the six-year trial. They found those with the ability to lift weights at speed lived longer. But gym-users should not go too hard — as those with significantly more muscle power than average were up to 13 times more at risk of dying. Muscle power is needed to do day-to-day tasks like climbing stairs, experts say. The study measured the muscle strength of almost 4,000 non-athletes by counting how many times they could lift a weight in the 'upright row' position. That involves the participant holding a weight at hip-height and lifting it up to their shoulders with elbows pointing out. The researchers said that it is a common movement used in daily life for picking up shopping bags and grandchildren.WEIGH TO GO Study author Prof Claudio Gil Araújo, from Brazil, said: “Doctors should … [Read more...] about Older people who lift weights ‘live LONGER’ as muscle power is good for daily tasks, study claims
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Move Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Move | Why Lifting Weights Can Be So Potent for Aging Well Advertisement Supported by Phys Ed People who discovered that they enjoyed and felt capable of completing a weight-training session subsequently joined a new gym and showed up for workouts. ByGretchen Reynolds March 20, 2019 Weight training by older people may build not only strength and muscle mass but also motivation and confidence, potentially spurring them to continue exercising, according to an interesting new study of the emotional impacts of lifting weights. The findings intimate that people worried that they might be too old or inept to start resistance training should perhaps try it, to see how their bodies and minds respond. We already have plenty of evidence, of course, that weight training can help us to age well. By our early 40s, most of … [Read more...] about Why Lifting Weights Can Be So Potent for Aging Well
Monday, March 18, 2019 by: Zoey Sky Tags: cardiovascular events, diabetes, fitness, goodhealth, goodmedicine, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, high cholesterol, hypercholesterolemia, metabolic syndrome, physical activity, prevention, regular exercise, resistance exercise, strength training, stroke, weight training, weightlifting (Natural News) When it comes to exercise, strength training is often associated with better bone health, whereas aerobic (also called cardio) exercise is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. However, weightlifting can help “reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke,” says a study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Weightlifting and heart health For the study, Duck-Chul Lee, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University (ISU), and his team analyzed data from more than 13,000 adults in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study. The researchers measured three health … [Read more...] about Lifting weights for about an hour a week lowers your risk of heart attack by up to 70%
Plenty of couples struggle over food. But Ray (40) and Steph (35) Domingue figured out how to lose a combined 90 pounds—even with three young kids in the mix. This is their story, as told to Maria Masters.Ray: I always joked that I was on a see-food diet: If I saw it, I ate it. And living near New Orleans, I saw plenty of buffets. Working a desk job in IT didn’t help, either. But it wasn’t until we had kids—one daughter, followed by twin daughters 13 months later—that my waistline really ballooned.Steph: I gained about 40 pounds during that second pregnancy. I was also starting my boutique. Taking care of two newborns and a toddler was exhausting. I barely remember anything about that year. Exercising just wasn’t on my radar. For each day of January, we’ll spotlight a new story of physical and mental transformation. Click here for more. . Ray: Once the twins were about a year old, things settled down a bit. Even so, I kept buying bigger … [Read more...] about How These Busy Parents Achieved a Combined Weight Loss of Over 100 Pounds