Determining age-related developmental changes in body size (i.e., height and weight) or weight relative to height (BMI) is inadequate for understanding the actual changes that occur, because the body is composed of many different tissues.
Fitness After 50
Everyone feels tense from time to time. When you do, practice one of these relaxation techniques.
ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities-3rd Edition
Although children and adolescents respond and adapt to exercise and physical activity in much the same way that adults do, physiological differences between children and adults do exist and must be considered.
Playing Tennis After 50 eBook
Use sound technique to minimize shock to your body.
Health Professional's Guide to the Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease eBook
In those with PD, muscle activation patterns appear to be intact, but impairments are noted in the timing and magnitude of contraction of agonist and antagonist muscle groups.
Pilates Anatomy eBook
Breath, concentration, center, control, precision, and flow are principles that form the basis of many approaches of Pilates and are generally accepted as the foundation of the system.
ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health eBook
An aerobic workout should follow a consistent pattern to optimize safety as well as enjoyment. You should begin with a warm-up, which is followed by the main part of the workout, called the endurance conditioning phase.
End Back & Neck Pain
If you have chronic spinal pain that has not been aggravated recently, here are some basic self-intervention activities to help you feel better.
Leisure and Aging eBook
If growing older results in more freedom, then it is reasonable to assume that when one becomes old, life must be replete with greater opportunities for leisure that ultimately affect well-being.
The Healthy Heart Book
In years gone by, medicine focused on physical health only, but now scientists know that emotions, thoughts and feelings affect how well the body functions.
Over two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2004), with many estimates even higher (ACSM 2010).Fortunately, sensible strength training can remediate this situation (Campbell et al. 1994; Westcott 2009).
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