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Implementing FallProof in a For-Profit Health Club (excerpt)

How an evidence-based program is faring in my facility read more
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The Philippines (excerpt)

The number of Filipinos aged 65 years and older is expected to grow to over 4.2 million by 2020. This will be an overall declining trend from an estimated 4.1% in 2009 to 3.79% in 2020. Health care in the Philippines is separated into public and private sectors. The public sector is further divided into three largely independent groups of providers administered over by various levels of government. read more
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CDC Releases Fact Sheets about PAG

Public health professionals can find three new fact sheets explaining the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG) at the CDC Web site. The fact sheets cover the PAG for youth, adults, and older adults. read more
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Exercises for People with Fibromyalgia (excerpt)

Research shows that the right exercises can alleviate symptoms of this mysterious syndrome read more
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HHS Physical Activity Blog Brings Supporters Together

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a blog for professionals interested in promoting physical activity in adults. read more
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Examining the Impact of a Video Game Intervention on the Cognitive Functioning of Older Adults: A Structured Approach to Using Brain Age (excerpt)

A growing body of research points to evidence that computer and video games can have a beneficial impact on the cognitive functioning of older adults. Given the substantial implications that such findings have for an ever-growing older adult population, this area of research has begun to pique the interest of researchers worldwide. This paper briefly summarizes the literature in this area and presents preliminary findings stemming from the initial implementation of a multiyear study examining read more
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Paul Lam, MD, Leader in Tai Chi for Health Improvement (excerpt)

In this interview, the exercise innovator describes his early career, how he manages several successful ventures, and why his programs work. read more
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Call for Submissions: Tai Chi and Qiqong

Are you experienced in using tai chi or qigong with older adults? Tell us about you and your program. read more
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CAREN Aids in Patient Rehabilitation

CAREN (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment) combines virtual reality with a total body movement analysis system. It measures movements simultaneously, thus creating a comparison in time in different dimensions of whole body movement. CAREN can be used by different target groups such as those with spinal cord injuries, amputation, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Strength, balance, coordination, stability and multitasking can be trained. read more
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Tai Chi for Health: Proven Programs to Reduce Pain, Improve Balance, and Enhance Quality of Life (excerpt)

Learn how this ancient Chinese practice can help your patients and revitalise you at the same time. read more
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