When your muscles are strong, you can confidently lift, reach, move, push, and pull without much thought.
Developing Effective Physical Activity Programs
To develop effective older adult physical activity interventions, it is important to understand factors that predict participation and adherence.
Health Professionals' Guide to Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease
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.
Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults-2nd Edition
Failure to address psychosocial aspects of physical activity participation and failure to apply behavior change concepts to program design can consistently low participation rates in both community-based and senior-living-based venues.
Fitness Illustrated eBook
Learn what causes muscle soreness and how to minimize it.
Pilates Anatomy eBook
The powerhouse, or core, can be described as the area from the bottom of the rib cage to a line across the hip joints in the front and to the base of the buttocks in the back.
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?
Leisure and Aging eBook
An essential component of adventure tourism is travel to unusual, exotic, and remote wilderness destinations (Kane & Tucker, 2004; Millington, Locke, & Locke, 2001).
Social Dance-3rd Edition
The cross-body lead is a useful transition to smoothly connect many variations as well as to rotate 180 degrees with your partner. Start in a closed position and do a box step. The cross-body lead takes two repetitions of the rumba’s SQQ rhythm.
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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