Exercise and diet are important tools to prevent or minimize physiological changes associated with aging, to improve general health, and reduce risk of morbidity and mortality. Clinicians may have a unique opportunity to influence their patients' lifestyle choices. More specific recommendations are likely to have a much greater influence than generic recommendations of "get some exercise and eat healthier." To summarize, the exercise prescription for older men should include both RT and aerobic exercise. The exercise program should be supported by a healthy diet that includes an adequate amount of quality protein and plenty of fruits and vegetables. We must remember that middle-aged adults who switch to a healthier lifestyle can reduce cardiovascular events by 35% after only 4 years.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Sep 7 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology