Resistance exercise may preserve BMD while dieting in adults with obesityadmin
“Resistance exercise alone or in combination with aerobic exercise was found to be better than aerobic exercise alone in reducing weight loss-induced decreases in hip bone mineral density (BMD) in adults with obesity,” researchers concluded after examining “data from 160 participants aged ≥65 years in the Lifestyle Intervention Trial.” The findings were published online in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
The best exercise for our patients is the one that they “like to do.” Not many people love exclusively walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike. These are “Cardio” exercises and have been the go to answer regarding weight loss for the past 30 years. However, it seems clear that some muscle toning/ building is very helpful. Muscle metabolizes material quickly and can help people avoid weight gain. Our bias is for our patients to pay attention to their core strength. Those are the muscles around your spine, abdominal wall and pelvic girdle. Those are the ones which will be most important to you for function as you age.
Regardless of your choices, exercise is an investment in your future. Find something you like to do and do it because you WANT to, not because you HAVE to.
Best In Health,
The Team at NJBI