Let your older female clients know that the exercise they are doing with you today may give them many more tomorrows, according to a research report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, May 14.
In yet another blow for women hoping to improve their quality of life after menopause, researchers have found that a popular hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has no effect on reducing hot flashes and night sweats. The combination of estrogen and progestin that was studied also failed to improve other symptoms, such as general health, vitality, mental health, depression and sexual satisfaction. In fact, the only positive effects the HRT appeared to have were on sleep disturbance, physical functioning and bodily pain.
Resistance Exercise and Fat Metabolism
Melanson, E.L., et al. 2002. Resistance and aerobic exercise have similar effects on 24-hour nutrient oxidation. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 34 (11), 1793-800.
Gender Differences in Fat Metabolism
The incidence of obesity in the United States is on the rise. Approximately 20 percent (%) of U.S. adult females and 19% of U.S. adult males are currently obese (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2002). Why?
Primarily because, for most individuals, energy intake constantly exceeds energy expenditure. According to Blair and Nichaman...
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of each exercise; and gradually increasing your training frequency to two to three times per week. The chart below lists 10 exercises that will strengthen major muscle groups and suggests a training schedule that you can adopt after the first few weeks. Cool-Down (10-15 Minutes). Be sure to cool down after your workout, just as you warme...