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
Becoming dehydrated is easy, especially when you are active, and can cause serious problems for older adults,
Fitness After 50
Everyone feels tense from time to time. When you do, practice one of these relaxation techniques.
Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs
Learn how the dietary needs of a pregnant body change through the trimesters and with exercise.
ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases & Disabilities 3rd Edition eBook
Learn the recommendations, precautions, and special considerations associated with exercise programming for patients with Alzheimer�s Disease.
Long-term and short-term goals should be set at the beginning of a program and should cover certain requirements, such as being measurable, specific, realistic, and behavioral.
Energy Every Day eBook
Manage your diet, allowing yourself the foods you want and need, by controlling how much and how often you eat them.
Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults 2nd Edition eBook
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.
Senior Fitness Test Software 2.0 Subscription
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
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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