Mature Fitness

Aging and the Cardiovascular System and the Muscular System

By Tammy Petersen   Cardiovascular System The main function of this system is the internal transport of cells and dissolved materials, including nutrients, wastes, and gases.  Differences between cardiovascular functioning in older and younger persons have been extensively quantified. However, interactions between age, disease, and lifestyle are often overlooked. Whether the high prevalence of cardiovascular…

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Metabolic Syndrome: A New Focus for Lifestyle Modification

By Tammy Petersen   Personal trainers have the opportunity to do more than just help people they train become more active. We need to be prepared to also help our clients implement lifestyle behavior changes related to stress, family history of coronary heart disease, obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. A look at…

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