Gerald Vaughn has been USA Track & Field age-group champion, indoor and outdoor, eight consecutive years.
Energy Every Day
Manage your diet, allowing yourself the foods you want and need, by controlling how much and how often you eat them.
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.
Learn how to complete multiple neck stretches with step-by-step instructions and images.
Some medications are proven to increase the risk even more due to the fact that the side effects, such as dizziness, fatigue, and weakness contribute to the risk of falling.
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.
Active Living Every Day With Online Resource-2nd Edition
In addition to increasing the amount of time you are active, you can also increase your daily physical activity by cranking up the intensity.
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
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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