Geriatrics

The study find that the adults aged 65 or older are obese. Because This growing obesity trend, along with the decrease in our level of physical activity as They age; seriously raises our risk of diseases and death. Therefore aging leads to a gradual decrease in lean body mass (LBM). Put simply, LBM is the entire weight of your body minus the weight associate with fat tissue. As we age; fat distribution in the body can shift; and often increases in the belly region.

Risk for heart disease

This is a health concern for older adults; because so-call “belly fat” (also known as “central obesity”) is associate with a greater risk for heart disease than general obesity. Old age consists of ages nearing or surpassing the average life span of human beings; and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and terms for old people include seniors (American usage), Senior Citizens (British and American usage), or the elderly.

As occurs with almost any definable group of humanity; some people will hold a prejudice against others  in this case, against old people. This is one form of ageism. Now, a team of researchers have designed a study to learn more about the effects of a 10-week, easy to perform, personalize; progressive vigorous-intensity interval training among 70-year-olds with “belly fat.” Their study is publish in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Free health survey

The researchers recruited participants between January 2018 and February 2018 from the Healthy Aging Initiative (HAI), an ongoing study conducted in northern Sweden. In the HAI; all of the 70-year-olds in the area are invite to participate in a free health survey. To date; 68% of the eligible population agreed to participate. The participants who are assign to the exercise group participated in a 10-week-long progressive exercise program starting in February 2018.

The program consisted of short, supervised training sessions; performed in a group setting, three times per week for 10 weeks. The 36 participants were taught to perform body-weight-training exercises with minimal use of equipment, at first for 18 minutes, alternating exercise with rest periods in a ratio of 40/20 (for example, 40 seconds of work and then 20 seconds of rest). Therefore The participants worked up to a 36-minute training period as their training volume gradually increased.

Supervised training sessions

Thirty-six other participants maintained their daily living and routines throughout the study and served as a control group. The participants were about 70 years of age, and about an equal number of men and women participated. Participants in the exercise group decreased their fat mass by nearly two pounds and gained about one pound of lean body weight compared to the control group.