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by Joseph T. Ciccolo, Ph.D., CSCS and Sanaz Nosrat, M.A.


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Resistance Training and Chronic Disease: A Summary of the Current Evidence

By Joseph Ciccolo, Ph.D., CSCS and Sanaz Nosrat, M.A.

The numerous health benefits gained from regularly participating in resistance training are now well known. These benefits may be particularly important for individuals with a chronic disease, as reduced muscular strength and decreased physical function are some of the most prevalent disease effects. Current evidence suggests that resistance training can and should be recommended for those with a chronic disease because it has been shown to be a safe and effective way to alter the disease trajectory and reduce the negative impact of different disease states.


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Learning Objectives

1.       To understand that the effects of RT have been examined in persons with various chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and HIV/AIDS.

2.       To recognize that RT can be used as a tool to manage the wide array of debilitating symptoms  experienced by various populations with chronic disease.

3.       To review the guidelines for developing an RT program for a select number of chronic disease populations.

4.       To gain the knowledge needed to further explore the research examining the effects of RT on chronic disease.

Key words: Resistance Training, Chronic Disease, Muscular Strength, Physical Function, Quality of Life

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal September - October 2016 CEC Article #3: RESISTANCE TRAINING AND CHRONIC DISEASE: A Summary...
by Joseph T. Ciccolo, Ph.D., CSCS and Sanaz Nosrat, M.A.
ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal September - October 2016 Test #3: RESISTANCE TRAINING AND CHRONIC DISEASE: A Summary..