Muscle strength is known to be beneficial for health, but a recent study has found that increasing muscle energy may be more healthful.
Muscle energy is different from ‘muscle strength’, as the first depends on the generation of power and intensity in the coordination of muscle movements. For example, lifting a heavy body for one time requires muscle strength, while repeating a heavy body lift several times and quickly requires muscle energy.
The study included more than 3800 non-athletes who were aged between 41 and 85 years. Each participant underwent a maximum muscle strength test between 2001 and 2016, using upright row exercise.
The researchers then divided the participants into 4 groups according to the results obtained in the exercise. The first group included the less energy participants, and the fourth group included the higher participants. The researchers analyzed the results according to the sex of the participants (male or female).
The researchers followed the participants for an average of 6.5 years after the test, during which 247 men and 75 women died.
The researchers found that people who had a higher muscular card than the same central energy enjoyed by same-sex people had higher rates of survival. The risk of death was 10-13 times higher for people in the first group (lower energy) than those in the third or fourth group (higher energy), and 4-5 times higher than in the second group.
Professor Claudio Gilles Araujo, director of research and education at the Clinics Medical Clinic in the Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro, points out that this study is the first study to independently examine the relationship between muscle energy and life expectancy. “The daily tasks of the elderly, On the chair, or the rise of stairs, are tasks that require more muscle energy than muscle strength, and exercise should focus the elderly on this side. ‘
The results of the study were presented recently at the meeting of the European Society of Cardiology held in Lisbon, Portugal. It is known that the results of the studies presented in meetings and scientific meetings remain preliminary until published in a scientific journal.
Source: Medical News Today