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In Terms of Muscles and Aging, the Important Thing is Quality, Not Quantity

On August 14, 2013 by Physical Culturist

When it comes to muscle and longevity, quality is more important than quantity. In other words, it’s not muscle size that counts, but muscle strength and the efficacy of the nervous system!… There...

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People Never Outgrow the Need to Exercise, Doctor Says

On July 23, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Akron Beacon Journal (OH) The thousands of athletes who are in Northeast Ohio competing in the National Senior Games provide great examples for sedentary seniors to get active, Dr. Richard Kratche, medical director...

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Too Many Marathons Can Kill

On February 20, 2013 by Physical Culturist

“Running too fast, too far and for too many years may speed one’s progress towards the finish line of life.” Running too many marathons in a lifetime could be dangerous for the heart...

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The underappreciated role of muscle in health and disease (AJCN.org)

On January 9, 2013 by Physical Culturist

(American Society for Clinical Nutrition) The importance of maintaining muscle mass and physical and metabolic functions in the elderly is well-recognized. Less appreciated are the diverse roles of muscle throughout life and the...

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Association between muscular strength and mortality in men (prospective cohort study)

On January 9, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Muscular Strength and Rates of Death in Men 20-80 source: http://www.somersetmedicalcenter.com/142558.cfm by Pamela Jones, MA Cardiovascular fitness has been shown to be a powerful tool against many diseases including the number one killer...

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The Importance of Strength Training for Middle Age and Older Adults (Adam Yezer, ELITEFTS)

On January 8, 2013 by Physical Culturist

By Adam Yezer For www.EliteFTS.com Do you hope to maintain your quality of life as you age? Is it important for you to be able to perform daily tasks, enjoy recreational activities, and...

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Muscular Strength and Adiposity as Predictors of Adulthood Cancer Mortality in Men (CEBP)

On January 7, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Summary of study by: CBASS We already have good evidence that aerobic fitness lessens cancer risk; see the Miracle of Movement http://www.cbass.com/MiracleMovement.htm . We also know the overweight kills: http://www.cbass.com/Overweightkills.htm . This study...

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Growing Stronger – Strength Training for Older Adults (CDC)

On January 6, 2013 by Physical Culturist

source: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Why strength training? Research has shown that strengthening exercises are both safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are...

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Can Resistance Exercise Improve Insulin Function? (LEF)

On January 5, 2013 by Physical Culturist

source: Life Extension Blog By Michael A. Smith, MD Lean, toned muscle not only looks good, but also improves sugar metabolism. It does this by helping your body respond better to the all-important...

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Melanocortin Receptor Expression Is Associated with Reduced CRP in Response to Resistance Training (American Physiological Society)

On January 1, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Study suggest changes in melanocortin receptor expression responsible for decrease in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in response to weight lifting: These data suggest that the observed responses in MCR expression and decreases in...

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Strength Training For Children and Adolescents

On October 19, 2000 by Physical Culturist

An amazing show of strength!

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