a type of resistance-training exercise using barbells, dumbbells, or machines to increase muscle strength. See also strength training.
A health-promoting exercise which is useful in any age group, especially the elderly. Weight training increases muscle mass, walking speed, climbing ability and sense of well-being; it is believed to be beneficial in arthritis, cardiovascular disease, depression, type-2 diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and in increasing gastrointestinal transit time.
A health-promoting exercise effective in any age group, particularly the elderly; WT ↑ muscle mass, walking speed, climbing ability, and sense of well-being; it may be beneficial for arthritis, cardiovascular disease, depression, type 2 DM, ↑ GI transit time, obesity, osteoporosis
Water balance. Size of the arrows represents relative volumes of water moving in and out of the body, and exchanged internally with the gut, over a typical 24-hour period, with moderate activity in temperate conditions. The circle represents the circulating blood and other extracellular fluids.
strength ('resistance') training using either free weights or those providing the loads in exercise machines. See alsostrength training.