Campus Units

Kinesiology

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

11-2016

Journal or Book Title

Menopause

Volume

23

Issue

11

First Page

1162

Last Page

1164

DOI

10.1097/GME.0000000000000758

Abstract

Evidence has been emerging on the importance of adding a muscle-strengthening component to regular physical activity to improve quality of life; delay the loss of muscle mass and function; and prevent osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and the falls, fractures, and disability that may follow.1 Menopause and aging may lead to a loss in fitness, decrease in muscle strength and bone mineral density, and a gain in weight, all of which concomitantly increase the risk for many chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease.2 If muscle-strengthening exercise can delay or prevent these diseases in postmenopausal women, this would have important public health implications.

Comments

This accepted Editorial is published as Lee DC, Schroeder EC. Resistance training improves cardiovascular health in postmenopausal women. Menopause. 2016 Nov;23(11):1162-1164. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000758. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The North American Menopause Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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