Cardiorespiratory Benefit Of Aerobic Exercise Applies To Older Patients Too

Archives of Internal Medicine

03/26/2002
By Elda Hauschildt

High- or low-intensity resistance exercise can significantly improve cardiorespiratory endurance in older patients.

Increased levels of cardiorespiratory endurance are associated with decreased rates of disease and mortality. "These are the first data that demonstrate improved aerobic power in healthy elderly subjects following both low- and high-intensity resistance training regimens," United States researchers say.

"Resistance exercise should be incorporated into a comprehensive exercise regimen to increase muscular strength, cardiorespiratory endurance and physical function."

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