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.
Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging
Including functional activities in exercise programs follows a client-centered and goal-driven approach to exercise prescription for older adults.
ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities-3rd Edition
Learn the recommendations, precautions, and special considerations associated with exercise programming for patients with Alzheimer�s Disease.
Gerald Vaughn has been USA Track & Field age-group champion, indoor and outdoor, eight consecutive years.
Energy Every Day
It is important to take a step back and consider your overall mission and your specific goals for increased personal energy.
Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes eBook
A look at the issues related to type 2 diabetes.
ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases & Disabilities 3rd Edition eBook
Exercise management for persons with cancer requires extensive individualization by the exercise professional.
Bending the Aging Curve
Tapering allows significant recovery, maximization of the fitness effect, and supercompensation. It also allows us to switch our concentration from fitness to skill training. So what�s the best way to taper?
Senior Fitness Test Manual-2nd Edition
Briefly, strength is increased by gradually increasing the resistance placed on a muscle (i.e., by applying what is called the overload principle). Overloading a muscle means making it do more than it is accustomed to doing. This can be accomplished using free weights (similar to the dumbbells used to test arm strength in the SFT), elastic exercise bands, Velcro strap-on weights, exercise machines that are designed for specific muscle groups, or a person�s own body weight and gravity. A
The Healthy Heart Book eBook
When a coronary artery is blocked completely and suddenly, causing the area of the heart muscle normally supplied by that artery to be starved of blood and oxygen, this area of heart muscle can be damaged.
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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