• Aerobic fitness can reduce heart failure
    Exercise,  Fitness tips,  Health

    Aerobic capacity lowers risk for heart failure

    Aerobic activity, the ability of the heart, vascular network, and lungs to perform work, is important for good health. Good aerobic fitness (aerobic capacity) is linked with a lower risk of heart disease, various forms of cancer, lower rates of metabolic disorders, better mental health, lower odds of premature death from all-cause and specific diseases. Now a meta-analysis (analysis looking at many studies) has shown that higher levels of aerobic fitness are associated with a lower risk for heart failure. Heart failure Heart failure is a major health concern and can affect people who have had a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or have hypertension which is uncontrolled and other disorders.…

  • The illness of being sedentary
    Exercise,  Fitness tips

    Seniors: The illness of being sedentary

    A senior who does not engage in regular resistance training experiences rapid losses in muscle quality, mass, and function. These losses are directly tied with chronic illness and problems of movement and balance. The losses of muscle mass are associated with a decrease in the production of myokines which have endocrine like effects on body organs and may play a role in exercise related protection against chronic illness (Jacobs, 2018; Tipton, 2009). Simultaneously, chronic disease in of itself creates a viscous cycle for the fitness of individuals. Minus the factors of normal aging, diseases such as heart failure, diabetes, obstructive lung disease, liver failure, cancer, and AIDS may all lead…