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Because stiffness is one of the hallmarks of arthritis, flexibility is a crucial component of your exercise program.
Fitness Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs
Learn how the dietary needs of a pregnant body change through the trimesters and with exercise.
Action Plan for Allergies
While you can never predict with absolute certainty when you are going to have an allergy flare-up or an asthma attack, you usually realize what triggers your exacerbations.
Second Wind eBook
Greg Osterman wants the world to know he is a very healthy man.
Energy Every Day eBook
Learn what can be done to maximize your energy throughout the day.
Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults-2nd Edition
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.
Leisure and Aging
If growing older results in more freedom, then it is reasonable to assume that when one becomes old, life must be replete with greater opportunities for leisure that ultimately affect well-being.
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 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.
Exercise for Frail Elders-2nd Edition
Following are some specific safety precautions for leading resistance exercises for people with specific needs, particularly when they are beyond an early or mild stage.
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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