Monday, April 19, 2010

Exercise May Help Speed Wound Healing

In a study conducted by Charles Emery at The Ohio State University, it is found that regular exercise may speed up wound healing by as much as 25 percent in older adults.

The three-times per week exercise session followed this exercise schedule:

  1. 10 minutes of warm-up and stretching exercises.
  2. 30 minutes of pedaling.
  3. 15 minutes of jogging or brisk walking.
  4. 15 minutes of strength training.
  5. 5 minutes of cool down exercises.

At the end of the 3-month study, it was found that skin wounds healed on average 10 days faster in the people who exercised regularly following the above mentioned exercise schedule.

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