truth about exercise
A new research study published by the National Institutes of Health pulls together a body of previous studies and makes the case that middle-age and older adults should be doing anaerobic exercise--high-intensity wind sprints rather than long, slow cardio, says author Phil Campbell, M.S., M.A.
"Anaerobic sprinting types of exercise--whether it's running, cycling, swimming, cross country skiing-are shown by medical researchers to make the body produce significant amounts anti-aging growth hormone," says Campbell, author of a fitness book for middle-age adults, now in it's 2nd edition (Ready, Set, GO! Synergy Fitness, Pristine Publishers, 384-pages, $19.95).
It's widely reported that several well-known entertainers take growth hormone (GH) injections for its body fat cutting, muscle toning, youth rejuvenating properties, but Campbell cautions that there can be serious side-effects from GH injections. At age 50, Campbell prefers getting the benefits of GH by running sprints and other types of high-intensity exercise.
hormone injections are given to children with clinical stature growth
problems to help them grow normally," explains Campbell, "however,
GH does not make adults grow taller."
"Anaerobic exercise should be a part of every fitness routine," says Campbell. However, he cautions that physician clearance and a progressive build-up of the high-intensity exercise is necessary to prevent injury.
Campbell cites 160 biomedical research studies in his book to make the case middle-age and older adults should be performing shorter, but more intense forms of exercise.
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