Resistance training is medicine: effects of strength training on health.

@article{Westcott2012ResistanceTI,
  title={Resistance training is medicine: effects of strength training on health.},
  author={Wayne L. Westcott},
  journal={Current sports medicine reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={
          209-16
        }
}
Inactive adults experience a 3% to 8% loss of muscle mass per decade, accompanied by resting metabolic rate reduction and fat accumulation. Ten weeks of resistance training may increase lean weight by 1.4 kg, increase resting metabolic rate by 7%, and reduce fat weight by 1.8 kg. Benefits of resistance training include improved physical performance, movement control, walking speed, functional independence, cognitive abilities, and self-esteem. Resistance training may assist prevention and… CONTINUE READING
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