Does strength training help your heart and lungs?


Lots More Information

Related Articles

Sources

  • American Heart Association. "Cigarette Smoking and Cardiovascular Diseases." 2010. (Aug. 19, 2010)http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4545
  • American Lung Association. "Lung Cancer." 2010. (Aug. 19, 2010)http://www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/lung-cancer/
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Growing Stronger - Strength Training for Older Adults." May 10, 2010. (July 29, 2010)http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/growingstronger/why/index.html
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Heart Disease is the Number One Cause of Death." Jan. 26, 2010. (Aug. 18, 2010)http://www.cdc.gov/features/heartmonth/
  • CHEST. "Strength training can help people with lung disease." November 2009. (Aug. 18, 2010)http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5AH4VG20091118
  • Cybex Institute for Exercise Science. "Strength Training for a Healthy Heart." (July 30, 2010)http://www.cybexinstitute.com/articles/strengthtraining.aspx
  • The Diet Channel. "Cardio and strength training: How do you create a balanced routine?" (Aug. 17, 2010)http://www.thedietchannel.com/Balancing-Strength-Training-With-Cardio.htm
  • Jones, Laura S. "Cardio vs. Weights, The Battle Is Over." The Washington Post. April 24, 2007. (Aug. 20, 2010)http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/20/AR2007042001772.html
  • Kravitz, Len, Ph.D. "Resistance Training: Adaptations and Health Implications." IDEA Today. 1996. (July 29, 2010)http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/resistben.html
  • Mayo Clinic. "Weight training: Improve your muscular fitness." Feb. 14, 2009. (Aug. 19, 2010)http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/weight-training/HQ01627
  • Nelson, Miriam E. et al. "Effects of High-Intensity Strength Training on Multiple Risk Factors for Osteoporotic Fractures." The Journal of the American Medical Association. Dec. 28, 1994. (July 30, 2010)http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/272/24/1909
  • The New York Times. "Health Guide." March 1, 2009. (Aug. 17, 2010)http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/specialtopic/physical-activity/exercise's-effects-on-the-lungs.html
  • O'Shea, S.D. et al. "Peripheral Muscle Strength Training in COPD: A Systematic Review." CHEST. September 2004. (Aug. 19, 2010)http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4545
  • Plosser, Liz. "A WH Fitness Face Off." Women's Health. Dec. 3, 2008. (July 31, 2010)http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/cardio-vs-strength-training-workouts
  • Science Daily. "Exercise And Strength Training Could Improve Physical Decline In Elderly." Oct. 3, 2002. (Aug. 18, 2010)http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/10/021003080259.htm
  • Teen Health. "Strength Training." May 2009. (July 30, 2010)http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/exercise/strength_training.html
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. "Smoking." Nov. 18, 2009. (Aug. 19, 2010)http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/smoking.html