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Aerobic exercise in the elderly: a key to successful aging.
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PMID:  22463798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A decline in maximal aerobic exercise capacity occurs across the adult age-span, accelerating in later years. This age-associated decline in aerobic capacity is accentuated by superimposed comorbidities common to the elderly such as cardiac, pulmonary, and peripheral artery disease. However, observational and training studies demonstrate significant improvement in peak oxygen consumption in both health and disease settings. In addition, exercise training exerts beneficial effects on blood pressure, lipids, glucose tolerance, bone density, depression, and quality of life. A major challenge to physicians and society is to increase the low participation rates of older adults in both home-based exercise and supervised exercise rehabilitation programs.
Authors:
Jerome L Fleg
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Discovery medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1944-7930     ISO Abbreviation:  Discov Med     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101250006     Medline TA:  Discov Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.
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