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Because stiffness is one of the hallmarks of arthritis, flexibility is a crucial component of your exercise program.
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.
Developing Effective Physical Activity Programs
To develop effective older adult physical activity interventions, it is important to understand factors that predict participation and adherence.
Second Wind eBook
Gerald Vaughn has been USA Track & Field age-group champion, indoor and outdoor, eight consecutive years.
Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes eBook
A look at the issues related to type 2 diabetes.
Energy Every Day eBook
It is important to take a step back and consider your overall mission and your specific goals for increased personal energy.
Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults 2nd Edition eBook
For the past two decades, government and media outlets have predicted dire consequences resulting from aging world populations. However, the problems predicted to occur as a result of aging populations stem from advanced disability rather than just advanced age.
Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults 2nd Edition eBook
Weight training equipment intimidates some older adults. For others, budget constraints make membership in a fitness facility or the purchase of strength training equipment impractical. The exercise procedures described in this chapter should enhance your clients� strength training experiences and reduce the likelihood of injury, and they are inexpensive.
ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health
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.
Senior Fitness Test Software 2.0 Subscription
As is typical in the process of establishing criterion-based standards, a combination of processes�subjective reasoning, data-based statistics, and literature review�was involved in arriving at the recommended fitness standards (cut-point scores) for the SFT test items that would be associated with the ability (or projected ability) to function independently in later years.
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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