Metabolic resistance exercise may also benefit people suffering from sarcopenia and frailty syndrome. Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass with aging, often progresses to the point at which a person cannot walk or maintain balance. Metabolic resistance training performed two to three times a week may slow the progression of the condition. Frailty syndrome includes skeletal weakness and muscle mass deterioration. Senior citizens may also benefit from metabolic resistance exercises but should approach them slowly.
There are so many different exercises you can do at your desk, including mobility/stretching exercises, strengthening exercises and metabolic exercises to get the heart going. I’ve included a few of my top ones here to give you the ultimate deskercise workout. So, kick off the high heels, remove the tie and unbutton your top buttons, as we're about to get the blood flowing and warmed up!
Metabolic resistance training may provide benefits to people with type 2 diabetes. A study led by Salameh Bweir, a professor of allied medical sciences at Jordan's Hashemite University, found that metabolic resistance exercise proved more effective than aerobic exercise in lowering blood sugar levels. Cardio exercise lowered HbA1C count only half as much as did metabolic resistance exercise, according to the study, published in the December 2009 issue of "Diabetology and Metabolic Resistance Syndrome." The study did find that metabolic resistance raised participants' blood pressure levels and advised that people with high blood pressure be monitored during resistance training.
Exercise, specifically metabolic exercise, is the best form of preventative medicine, outside of real food eating. Living a sedentary lifestyle and only doing cardio is a recipe for obesity and potential disease formation.