Metabolic syndrome (abdominal obesity, insulin resistance,
hypertension, and dyslipidemia) increases the risk of arteriosclerotic vascular disease. With frailty syndrome, an older person will experience sarcopenia and osteoporosis to the extent that he or she loses the ability to live independently. Strength training can counteract those syndromes.
Resistance training has a favourable effect on metabolic
syndrome since it decreases fat mass including abdominal fat. It also enhances insulin sensitivity, improves glucose tolerance, and reduces blood pressure values. The combination of sarcopenia and osteoporosis is often seen in the frailty syndrome. Resistance training is probably the most effective measure to prevent and treat sarcopenia. In addition, many studies show that resistance training can maintain or even increase bone mineral density. Optimal nutrition enhances the anabolic effect of resistance training. Resistance training should be a central component of public health promotion programs along with an aerobic exercise.
By resistance they mean strength training. In addition to alleviating metabolic and frailty syndrome, a stronger person will experience a higher quality of life, likely be more active, and be less likely to get injured. Strength training also reverses many of the bio-markers of aging. This does not require hours in the gym. Your life can be transformed in just minutes a week with the right strength training program. We have such a strength training program at both our locations - Austin Personal Trainers and New Orleans Personal Trainers. Better eating choices, an active lifestyle, and a little strength training is a program most people can stick to, and it can have profound effects on one's fitness and health.