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Women who lift weights just twice a week for an hour can fight middle-age spread, that buildup of tummy fat that seems to take hold and rarely let go as we age, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Best of all, they flattened their tummies without dieting.
Men tend to like to do weight training when they should be doing more flexible things, and women tend to do flexible things when they should be doing more weights.
The kind of fat that weightlifting fights is that deep, intra-abdominal fat that wraps around internal organs and is linked to heart disease. Belly fat is also the No. 1 complaint of women as they go through menopause. It's the apple-shaped person that is most at risk. The more central the fat, the more it's laid down in the arteries.
More than 160 overweight and obese women between the ages of 24 and 44 were divided into two groups. One group participated in a two-year weight-training program using both free weights and machines with a focus on the chest, back, shoulders, biceps, triceps, lower back, buttocks and thighs.
The other group was given a brochure that recommended they exercise 30 minutes to 60 minutes a day most days of the week. Neither group was asked to change their diets in a way that would lead to weight loss.
Those who lifted weights for two years experienced a 7 percent increase in intra-abdominal fat, compared with a 21 percent increase among the group that was given exercise advice. Even more encouraging, the weightlifters decreased their body fat percentage by almost 4 percent, while the other group remained about the same.
A study published in the December 2006 issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism shows that women who undertake a long-term weight training program produce more biologically active growth hormone, a finding that allows physiologists to understand why weight training improves muscle tone and optimizes metabolic function.
Any pain is an indication to stop the activity. It is important to start slow and gradually work your way up to longer and harder workouts.
Exercise shows many benefits
Moderate exercise, such as brisk walking 30 minutes a day, can reduce a woman's risk of developing breast cancer by almost 20 percent, according to new research.
What's more, it appears that it's never too late to start: Sedentary postmenopausal women who take up exercise will see the benefits almost immediately.
Moderate-intensity physical activities, such as walking, biking outdoors or easy swimming, even when initiated later in life, can reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Any Physical Activity, At Any Age, Is Better Than Remaining Sedentary. Being sedentary is as dangerous as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
Any physical activity is better than none, at any age, even if it doesn�t fit common notions of exercise,
says a University of Illinois professor.
It�s important to �choose an activity that you will do,� rather than just wishing to do something more ambitious, says Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, head of the UI kinesiology department and chair of the national Active Aging Partnership, established by the American College of Sports Medicine. �It really matters less exactly what you do than it matters to avoid being completely sedentary,� he said.
Only about 15 percent of adults over 65 get a recommended level of physical activity, based on a 1996 report from the U.S. Surgeon General, and as many as one-third get none at all, Chodzko-Zajko noted in an article for the November issue of the journal Quest, titled �Successful Aging in the New Millennium: The Role of Regular Physical Activity.�
Part of the problem, may be that we�ve adopted a medical model of exercise, where exercise is sort of a bitter pill, and you get a prescription and you�re expected to stick to it ... but the bottom line is it takes time to change behavior, and the broader you can define your activity program, the less likely you are to become demoralized.
Chodzko-Zajko suggests that some people might benefit from strategies such as keeping a diary of all their physical activity, including even things like short walks to the store or working in the garden. �It will motivate you to avoid days in which you have nothing to write down.� Another simple strategy he said he liked, heard from a well-respected academic, was �buy a dog.�
We used to think in terms of physical activity as traditional exercise, but now we realize that physical activity can be gained from a large number of different activities, once people get started, they gradually can increase the intensity and duration at their own rate.
In order to age successfully, you need to be not only physically active, but also socially, intellectually, culturally and spiritually active.
The biggest cause of sports and exercise related injuries is not paying attention to the body. The people who get into trouble are those who try to ignore the body's basic signal to let up. Although some problems can't be avoided, there are three basic rules to follow to minimize your injury risk:
If something hurts, don't do it.
If you�re feeling sick, stop.
If you are injured, take time to recover.
There's a balance when it comes to your sports and fitness regimen. Be proactive and heed the following guidelines:
Always warm-up and cool-down before and after your game and/or workout. Stretching routines are very important to help avoid injuries.
Build your fitness level gradually.
Use the right equipment for your sport or activity, including shoes and protective gear.
Know your limits.
If you do find yourself on the injured list, see your physician to assess the severity of your condition and determine if any special treatment is necessary. For many injuries, including strains and sprains, the recommended first-aid during the first 72 hours is known by the acronym RICE, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
Rest � Rest is necessary to prevent further damage to the injured part of the body.
Ice � Apply an ice pack to the injured area for 20 minutes at a time, four to eight times a day. A cold pack, ice bag, or plastic bag filled with crushed ice and wrapped in a towel can be used. To avoid cold injury and frostbite, do not apply the ice for more than 20 minutes.
The use of ice reduces inflammation, slows down swelling, and promotes faster healing. A small package of frozen vegetables is our favorite.
Compression � Compression, usually with an elastic wrap, is often used when applying ice to help reduce swelling. Elevation � By elevating the injured part above the level of the heart, gravity can assist moving fluid away from the injured area.
Basketball and bicycling, as individual activities, produced the greatest number of injuries across all age groups. Basketball was the leading cause of injury for 15- to 24-year-olds, while bicycling led injuries for 5- to 14-year-olds. Meanwhile, a broad category called recreational sports, which included tennis, racquetball, hiking and other largely outdoor pursuits, was responsible for the most injuries for those 25 and older.
The most common types of injuries were muscle strains and sprains, which accounted for 31% of all injuries.
Though supportive of efforts promoting the benefits of physical activity, the study recommended a greater emphasis on preventive measures as a means of reducing injury rates. "We want to encourage people to be physically active," said Dr. Ellen Sogolow, a behavioral scientist with the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. "But maybe the message that's been missing is that they should be protective as well."
Slowing down the rate of injuries is often as easy as putting on a bicycle helmet or wearing protective eye gear for racquetball, said Sogolow. And yet, many athletes are hesitant to do so because they haven't been educated about their safety benefits. Just as important as wearing protective gear, especially for older athletes, is proper stretching and conditioning before playing sports.
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