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
Always follow these guidelines to get the best results from the strength-building exercises that you do.
Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging
Including functional activities in exercise programs follows a client-centered and goal-driven approach to exercise prescription for older adults.
Playing Tennis After 50
Use sound technique to minimize shock to your body.
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.
Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults 2nd Edition eBook
Training strength with body weight requires that the muscles be challenged beyond what is normal for everyday activities. To improve power with body weight, you must add the speed component.
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.
Senior Fitness Test Software 2.0 and Manual Package Subscription
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.
The Healthy Heart Book
In years gone by, medicine focused on physical health only, but now scientists know that emotions, thoughts and feelings affect how well the body functions.
The Healthy Heart Book
You know now that being active benefits the whole body and should be a part of everyone�s daily life, regardless of age or medical history.
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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