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
Gerald Vaughn has been USA Track & Field age-group champion, indoor and outdoor, eight consecutive years.
Greg Osterman wants the world to know he is a very healthy man.
Health Professional's Guide to the Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease eBook
How to safely help a patient with Parkinson�s Disease get up from the floor after a fall.
Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults 2nd Edition eBook
Resistance bands can be used to develop both upper- and lower-body strength.
Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults-2nd Edition
Training consistency and frequency are essential for strength training progress.
Active Living Every Day With Online Resource-2nd Edition
For the participants in our study, obstacles to being active came in all shapes and sizes.
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 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.
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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