Slow Weight Training Strengthens seniors.(SPORTS)(WEEKEND ATHLETE: HEALTH &Amp; FITNESS)

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Slow Weight Training Strengthens seniors.(SPORTS)(WEEKEND ATHLETE: HEALTH &Amp; FITNESS)


Byline: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

You can't become strong just by exercising. To strengthen a muscle, you have to exercise it vigorously enough to make it burn and hurt. The burning damages the muscle and you feel sore on the next day. When the muscle heals, it is stronger than before it was damaged. When the soreness goes away, you are ready to take another workout that makes the muscle burn.

A study from Virginia Tech shows that super slow training can help older people become strong (Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, Volume 41, Issue 2, 2001).

This study shows that moving a weight slowly in sets of 10 causes the same amount of damage as moving a much heavier weight rapidly and causes the same type of muscle damage. Lifting lighter weights slowly is far less likely to cause injuries than heavy lifting. This is particularly important for older people because they take longer to heal. You can become just as strong using the slow lifting technique, and you are more likely to stay injury-free.

Do we know what causes diabetes in children?

A study in the British medical journal Lancet reports that lack of vitamin D may cause juvenile diabetes (Nov. 3, 2001). If this is true, lack of vitamin D may also cause some cases of lupus and Crohn's disease.

The beta cells of your pancreas produce insulin and release it into your bloodstream when your blood sugar starts to rise. Juvenile diabetes is caused by a person's immunity not doing its job of killing germs. Instead, the white blood cells attack the beta cells in the pancreas and destroy them so they can't produce insulin. Then lack of insulin causes blood sugar levels to rise too high, and the person develops diabetes.

Vitamin D is necessary for a healthy immunity. Vitamin D controls your body's production of white blood cells called lymphocytes and the chemicals that they produce called cytokines. …

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