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.
Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults
Examine various strategies to help your clients engage in regular exercise
Strength Training Past 50-2nd Edition
Strength training helps runners reduce injuries.
Developing Effective Physical Activity Programs
To develop effective older adult physical activity interventions, it is important to understand factors that predict participation and adherence.
Gerald Vaughn has been USA Track & Field age-group champion, indoor and outdoor, eight consecutive years.
Health Professionals' Guide to the Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease
How to safely help a patient with Parkinson�s Disease get up from the floor after a fall.
Health Professional's Guide to the Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease eBook
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 eBook
There is a profound difference between using wellness programs to fill time slots in an activity schedule and fostering an environment of well-being for both residents and staff.
Leisure and Aging
The development of age-restricted communities, the forerunner of active adult communities, can be traced back to the 1950s, when a developer named Del Webb created Youngtown, a new town near Phoenix, Arizona. Very little was specifically active about this first community, which offered low-cost housing and no extra amenities and was restricted to people at least 55 or older.
Senior Fitness Test Manual-2nd Edition
Most of us would agree that quality of life in later years depends to a large degree on being able to do the things we want to do, without pain, for as long as possible.
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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