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AMERICA'S MATURE POPULATION DISCOVERS THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE

 AMERICA'S MATURE POPULATION DISCOVERS THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE
 MINNEAPOLIS, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Mid-term results of a recent Tufts University study reveal that exercise can provide dramatic results for the aging population. "We're halfway through the study, but already it looks as though the exercise is improving walking speed, balance and daily functions compared to the control group," said Maria Fiatarone, M.D., from the Tufts Lab and Harvard Medical School.
 William J. Evans, Ph.D., chief of Tuft's physiology laboratory and co-author of "Biomarkers: The 10 Determinants of Aging You Can Control," and his fellow researchers are showing the aging population that they don't have to decline with age. In fact, the mature population can actually control or even reverse declines associated with aging through exercising, according to an article in the February 1992 edition of Prevention.
 NordicTrack, a leading manufacturer of in-home fitness equipment, offers aerobic and strength training equipment that's perfect for the mature market. The NordicRow TBX, an easy-to-use, non-jarring in-home aerobic exercise machine which simulates rowing, tones all the major muscles including the arms, legs, buttocks, chest, shoulders and abdomen. Different resistance levels for the arms and legs, enable individuals to tailor a workout program to meet their individual workout needs and a specially designed Back Stress Management System seat provides extra support for the lumbar lower back.
 Dr. Jarvin Britton, age 70, of Painted Post, N.Y., said the NordicRow TBX offers the perfect total-body workout. "I used to ride a stationary bike to keep in shape, but I found that I needed both upper- and lower-body conditioning, not just lower," Britton said. "I really like the NordicRow TBX's ability to change resistance settings and the quality of the machine is excellent."
 Without a regular strength training regime, adults lose as much as 10-12 percent of their muscle mass by age 65. To counteract this loss and help the mature population rebuild lost muscle mass, NordicTrack's Fitness Chair has been created.
 The unique design of NordicTrack's Fitness Chair accommodates individual strength levels, therefore preventing muscle tear, back injuries and other problems commonly associated with traditional free weights. The "Basic Eight," a program of eight easy-to-follow strength training exercises, works all of the major muscle groups in the upper body in just 20 minutes.
 Richard Morse, age 71, of Jupiter, Fla., purchased NordicTrack's Fitness Chair because of muscle deterioration. "By exercising with NordicTrack's Fitness Chair, I have been able to become strong and limber," Morse said. "It has also improved other important things in my life, such as my golf game."
 The NordicRow TBX comes in three models ranging from $499-$769 and the NordicTrack's Fitness Chair is available in four models ranging from $399-$1,199. NordicTrack, a CML company, sells fitness equipment through direct marketing. Both come with a 30-day free in-home trial and a two-year limited warranty. For more information, call 1-800-468-4491, ext. 744.
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