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.
Playing Tennis After 50
Three overall recommendations for selecting the right racket.
ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities-3rd Edition
Learn the recommendations, precautions, and special considerations associated with exercise programming for patients with Alzheimer�s Disease.
Developing Effective Physical Activity Programs
As the influence of technology continues to increase, those interested in promoting physical activity should consider developing physical activity programs that effectively use technology.
Health Professional's Guide to the Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease eBook
A person with Parkinson�s who answers yes to any of these questions should obtain a referral from his or her doctor for the appropriate therapist.
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.
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.
Leisure and Aging eBook
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
It has been our experience that both practitioners and researchers generally find it preferable to administer the SFT to several people at a time. In fact, group testing is preferred when the goal is to compare performance to the normative data, because all normative scores were collected in a group setting where there tends to be more social interaction and encouragement than when tests are given in an isolated environment.
Senior Fitness Test Software 2.0 and Manual Package 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
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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