Including functional activities in exercise programs follows a client-centered and goal-driven approach to exercise prescription for older adults.
Cycling Past 50
Since 1971, I�ve trained and coached athletes in a variety of sports with abilities ranging from beginner to professional. Some became national- and world-class competitors; others achieved less impressive, but no less important, personal goals.
Leisure Programming for Baby Boomers
Boomers got their first taste of outdoor recreation in the 1950s and �60s when many of them were children. Participation in outdoor recreation by all ages has increased steadily since that time, becoming more prominent and more active. These ideas can guide you in creating outdoor adventure programs for boomers.
Second Wind eBook
Gerald Vaughn has been USA Track & Field age-group champion, indoor and outdoor, eight consecutive years.
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
There is a profound difference between using wellness programs to fill time slots in an activity schedule and fostering an environment of well-being for both residents and staff.
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 Manual-2nd Edition
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
Senior Fitness Test Software 2.0 and Manual Package Subscription
As is typical in the process of establishing criterion-based standards, a combination of processes�subjective reasoning, data-based statistics, and literature review�was involved in arriving at the recommended fitness standards (cut-point scores) for the SFT test items that would be associated with the ability (or projected ability) to function independently in later years.
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.
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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