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Weight training boosts cognitive function in senior women [One India News]

Weight training boosts cognitive function in senior women [One India News]

Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new Canadian research has found that weight training improves cognitive function in seniors. The study by the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia is one of the first randomized controlled trials of progressively intensive resistance training in senior women. The […]

Health News [TheSpec]

Health News [TheSpec]

Resistance not futile for seniors Resistance training can be good for seniors, slowing cognitive decline while improving their strength and mobility, new research shows. Previous studies have found that aerobic exercise can help keep people mentally sharp as they age, yet few have looked at the effects on brain health of weight training to build […]

Elderly ‘should train with weights to help improve concentration’ [The Telegraph]

Elderly ‘should train with weights to help improve concentration’ [The Telegraph]

Elderly people should train with weights to help them carry out everyday tasks and improve their concentration, a new study shows. Working out a few times a week can reduce some of the mental decline associated with ageing, the research found. The study asked a group of women with an average age of 70 to […]

Exercise to Protect Aging Bodies — and Brains [Time]

Exercise to Protect Aging Bodies — and Brains [Time]

We all know that exercise is good for you. Staying physically active helps keep your heart healthy and your muscles strong, and in cancer patients it has even been shown to ward off relapse. Now a series of independently conducted studies on the effects of exercise in healthy older adults, published on Monday in the […]

Weight training improves seniors’ cognitive abilities: research [MSN]

Weight training improves seniors’ cognitive abilities: research [MSN]

TORONTO – We’re not talking about bulking up like a champion weightlifter, but research shows resistance training can be good for seniors, slowing cognitive decline while improving their strength and mobility. Previous research has found that aerobic exercise such as walking and swimming can help keep people mentally sharp as they age, yet few have […]

Physical Activity Associated With Healthier Aging: Links Between Exercise and Cognitive Function, Bone Density and Overall Health [ScienceDaily]

Physical Activity Associated With Healthier Aging: Links Between Exercise and Cognitive Function, Bone Density and Overall Health [ScienceDaily]

Physical activity appears to be associated with a reduced risk or slower progression of several age-related conditions as well as improvements in overall health in older age, according to a commentary and four articles published in the January 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Exercise has previously been linked […]

How weight lifting can help to stave off dementia [DailyMail.co.uk]

How weight lifting can help to stave off dementia [DailyMail.co.uk]

Pensioners should start pumping iron if they want to keep Alzheimer’s at bay, scientists said last night. A study found lifting weights can improve cognitive function in those aged between 65 and 75. Dr Teresa Liu-Ambrose, assistant professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia in Canada, said: ‘We were able to demonstrate after […]