Turn Back The Clock In Just Two Weeks With Scientificly Proven Strength Training

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“Can Women Stay Young?,” a new study by Miriam E. Nelson of the Department of Exercise Physiology and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Utah was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Ms. Nelson’s recent research made news around the world when the initial findings were released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). After conducting several strength training studies over a period of three years, she finally concluded that the answer is a resounding “yes.” She found that exercising with weights provides the greatest longevity benefit among all exercise regimens. Her findings were widely publicized, garnering media coverage in major national publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Daily Herald, and Los Angeles Times.

Strength Trainer

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In keeping with the times, Ms. Nelson then conducted her own research based on her own experience as a strength trainer. Using the same data as before, she repeated the same study using a different set of criteria. This time, however, she used a younger (post-middle aged) group of participants. Her results created news worldwide, since once again, strength training seemed to help keep women healthier longer.

Ms. Nelson knows firsthand that physical activity is not only important for our mental and physical health; it is also essential to our longevity. She notes that women are now older than men and remain physically active well into their late 70s. With all of this evidence to back up her original hypothesis, why does strength training to keep them so young? Her answer is simple: through resistance training, our bodies become stronger. Through the Javen studies, participants were asked to perform a series of exercises. Through the use of electronic monitors, Ms. Nelson was able to measure muscle strength, speed and endurance.

Significant Increases In Muscle Power

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When the subjects performed the exercises, they experienced significant increases in muscle power, but no significant changes in muscle mass or bone density. The results of this study created a bit of a mystery, since muscle strength-training seems to promote bone density. But through testing at the University of Wisconsin, a new study confirmed that strength-training does in fact increase bone density. Not only did the strength-training group experience significant increases in muscle strength and bone mass; they also had significantly lower rates of osteoporosis than the control group. The reason for this finding was found through an analysis of the participants’ hormone levels.

Promote Longevity Through Promoting Optimal Hormone Levels

Previous studies have found that strength-training exercises promote longevity through promoting optimal hormone levels. Through her studies, Ms. Nelson learned that strength-training helped participants increase testosterone (the male hormone that promotes muscle mass) and estrogen (the female hormone that helps maintain bone density). Testosterone and estrogen are needed for the maintenance of healthy sexual function and strength, something that we all want to do. Strength-training exercises also increased participants’ DHEAS (dihydrotestosterone), a hormone that is responsible for the sexual dysfunction in some men. Through testing at the Wisconsin Medical School, it was determined that strength-training exercises help participants prevent age-related declines in DHEAS levels, which is one of the most common causes of sexual dysfunction in men.

For many years, Swyler Therapy has been used to treat patients who suffer from arthritis and joint pain. Through a study conducted at the University of Chicago, a connection was discovered between strength-training exercises and osteoarthritis. The participants were given a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called ibuprofen. Three months later, the treatment group had significantly less pain and more mobility than the control group. In a separate study, the knees of a group of swimmers were found to be less stiff and less painful after three months of workouts. These results suggest that strength training could play a role in reducing the affects of arthritis.

Summing Up

Whether you are trying to lose weight, improve your cardiovascular health, or improve your muscle tone through scientifically proven strength training, the effects can be dramatic. These small gains over time can make a big difference in your appearance and in your quality of life. If you are looking to turn back the clock in just two weeks, strength training could be the answer you’ve been searching for. Strength-training exercises are safe and effective, whether you are trying to improve your bone density, lose weight, or become stronger. Women who participate regularly in strength training find that their bodies retain more healthy cells and that they feel more energetic.

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