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Including functional activities in exercise programs follows a client-centered and goal-driven approach to exercise prescription for older adults.
Gerald Vaughn has been USA Track & Field age-group champion, indoor and outdoor, eight consecutive years.
Leisure Programming for Baby Boomers
Boomers got their first taste of outdoor recreation in the 1950s and �60s when many of them were children. Participation in outdoor recreation by all ages has increased steadily since that time, becoming more prominent and more active. These ideas can guide you in creating outdoor adventure programs for boomers.
Energy Every Day
Learn what can be done to maximize your energy throughout the day.
Health Professional's Guide to the Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease eBook
A person with Parkinson�s who answers yes to any of these questions should obtain a referral from his or her doctor for the appropriate therapist.
ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health
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.
ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health eBook
Hypertension is the most prevalent cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association estimates that approximately 73 million Americans age 20 and older (about one in three) and 1 billion people worldwide have hypertension.
Bending the Aging Curve
The recurrent pattern of training, translation, and reassessment increases exercise adherence because it not only allows clients to see their own progress but also demonstrates how their progress is linked to the exercise prescription.
Leisure and Aging
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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