Healthy aging is not completely reliant on improving muscular strength and endurance but rather on slowing the natural loss of muscular fitness. Muscular fitness is the single most crucial factor for maintaining functional independence and preventing chronic disease in an aging population. Sarcopenia, the natural loss of muscle mass accompanied by a decline in bone mass with aging, is a contributing factor to various diseases and overall functional disability. In this educational lecture, the latest research (including current work by Janot and colleagues) will elucidate evidence to support resistance training in older adults using various training modalities and exercise prescription principles.
1) Present benefits of an active lifestyle for older adults.
2) Discuss the natural process of aging and the associated consequences on metabolism and functional capacity.
3) Define sarcopenia and how the effects can be minimized via strength training.
|ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: The Dr. Bortz Lecture: Act Your Age: Resistance Training for Healthy Aging ||Video|
|The Dr. Bortz Lecture: Act Your Age: Resistance Training for Healthy Aging - Test ||Test|