Progressive Resistance Training in Elderly HIV-Positive Patients: Does it Work?

  title={Progressive Resistance Training in Elderly HIV-Positive Patients: Does it Work?},
  author={Paula Maria Loiola de Souza and Wilson Jacob-Filho and Jos{\'e} Maria Santar{\'e}m and Alexandre C. Rodrigues da Silva and Ho Yeh Li and Marcelo Nascimento Burattini},
  journal={Clinics (Sao Paulo, Brazil)},
  pages={619 - 624}
BACKGROUND Elderly people present alterations in body composition and physical fitness, compromising their quality of life. Chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS, worsen this situation. Resistance exercises are prescribed to improve fitness and promote healthier and independent aging. Recovery of strength and physical fitness is the goal of exercise in AIDS wasting syndrome. OBJECTIVE This study describes a case series of HIV-positive elderly patients who participated in a progressive… CONTINUE READING
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