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weight 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.

weight training

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
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"Given the ease and speed with which weight training increases strength, especially in the uninitiated, weight training appears to be ideally suited to increasing physical self-efficacy, a sense of mastery in a physical endeavor, and physical well-being.
Weight training will help you come back more lean, not necessarily lighter, Sergeant York said.
The BDS is a nine-item measure on which participants rate their dependency to weightlift on a seven-point Likert scale with 1 representing "Strongly Disagree" and 7 representing "Strongly Agree." This scale consists of items assessing the individual's need to exert control over his training schedule (e.g., "I often weight train when I have a cold or flu"), the individual's compulsion to weightlift (e.g., "I feel guilty if I miss a weight training workout"), and the individual's need to be in the weightlifting environment (e.g., "bodybuilding has totally changed my lifestyle").
Aerobic weight training, in contrast to anaerobic weight lifting, was helpful.
The attraction of weight training, Gellar says, is that unlike cardiovascular exercise or footballing skills you can visibly see results - and quickly.
Influence of yard work and weight training on bone mineral density among older U.S.
It has been accused of turning ordinary people into muscle-bound freaks and many people feel that weight training is more likely to make them look bigger rather than slimmer.
For women, aerobics follows swimming (45 per cent) followed by badminton (18 per cent), jogging (17 per cent) and weight training (15 per cent).
There is a difference between weight and strength training; Weight training will not make a person muscle-bound; Women who lift weights will not look like men; And children can participate in weight training, the newsletter says.
Weight training does much more than just build muscles.
Weight training and High-Intensity Interval training (HIIT)!
There are many benefits of weight training, and up-to-date research has produced compelling evidence of the benefits of weight training for women, yet many women are still reluctant to explore the world of weights for fear of bulking up on intimidating resistance machines.