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Home-based Resistance Training Health Benefits for Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing the Physiological Functions

Hamid Arazi, Mani Izadi.

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Background: Older adults are typically characterized by Frailty, disability, falls, fractures, loss of independency and chronic diseases. Home-based resistance training using body weight, weighted vests and belts, elastic bands, dumbbells or other portable implements can positively influence the physical and physiological capacities of elderly people. Home-based resistance training can maintain lean body mass, which in turn, provides required strength for proper execution of daily tasks. Moreover, elevated resting metabolic rate as a result of increased muscle mass can reduce some of multiple cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors. Further, osteogenic response of mechanical loading may improve bone mineral density and content. This reduces fall-related fractures.
Conclusion: Home-based resistance training as an important part of exercise training provides a valuable opportunity for older adults to increase physical activity and take advantage of exercise benefits for overall health and quality of life. However, more research is needed to provide reliable recommendations.

Key words: Aging, resistance training, home setting, physical abilities, chronic diseases


 
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Arazi H, Izadi M. Home-based Resistance Training Health Benefits for Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing the Physiological Functions. Ulutas Med J. 2017; 3(4): 65-71. doi:10.5455/umj.20170531035008


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Arazi H, Izadi M. Home-based Resistance Training Health Benefits for Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing the Physiological Functions. http://www.ulutasmedicaljournal.com/?mno=268261 [Access: September 26, 2018]. doi:10.5455/umj.20170531035008


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Arazi H, Izadi M. Home-based Resistance Training Health Benefits for Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing the Physiological Functions. Ulutas Med J. 2017; 3(4): 65-71. doi:10.5455/umj.20170531035008



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Arazi H, Izadi M. Home-based Resistance Training Health Benefits for Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing the Physiological Functions. Ulutas Med J. (2017), [cited September 26, 2018]; 3(4): 65-71. doi:10.5455/umj.20170531035008



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Arazi, H. & Izadi, M. (2017) Home-based Resistance Training Health Benefits for Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing the Physiological Functions. Ulutas Med J, 3 (4), 65-71. doi:10.5455/umj.20170531035008



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Arazi, Hamid, and Mani Izadi. 2017. Home-based Resistance Training Health Benefits for Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing the Physiological Functions. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 3 (4), 65-71. doi:10.5455/umj.20170531035008



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Arazi, Hamid, and Mani Izadi. "Home-based Resistance Training Health Benefits for Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing the Physiological Functions." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 3 (2017), 65-71. doi:10.5455/umj.20170531035008



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Arazi, Hamid, and Mani Izadi. "Home-based Resistance Training Health Benefits for Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing the Physiological Functions." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 3.4 (2017), 65-71. Print. doi:10.5455/umj.20170531035008



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Arazi, H. & Izadi, M. (2017) Home-based Resistance Training Health Benefits for Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing the Physiological Functions. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 3 (4), 65-71. doi:10.5455/umj.20170531035008








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