Strengthening exercises improve functioning of Old Arteries

Whereas strengthening exercises give youths stout and muscular looks, they also hides some benefits for the older adults. A new Japanese study has found that strengthening exercises are quite helpful in improving artery function of the people who are in their 60s.

The researchers, led by Dr. Seiji Maeda of the University of Tsukuba found that 12-week leg strengthening exercises elevated the level of nitric oxide in the blood. Nitric oxide is a chemical, which ameliorates the functioning of the arteries.

However, these findings have emerged just after a short study. Therefore, it would be too early to make an opinion about it.

I personally believe that scientists still need to go further with their studies to reach the final conclusion.

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Via: reutershealth

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