Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for Active Older Adults
Helpful nutrition guidelines for active older adults
Fitness After 50
Everyone feels tense from time to time. When you do, practice one of these relaxation techniques.
Gerald Vaughn has been USA Track & Field age-group champion, indoor and outdoor, eight consecutive years.
The human body was made to be used. Today, swimmers in middle age are capable of turning in their fastest times ever. Men and women are building muscle mass in their 80s.
Energy Every Day
It is important to take a step back and consider your overall mission and your specific goals for increased personal energy.
Health Professionals' Guide to the Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease
How to safely help a patient with Parkinson�s Disease get up from the floor after a fall.
Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes eBook
A look at the issues related to type 2 diabetes.
Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults-2nd Edition
For the past two decades, government and media outlets have predicted dire consequences resulting from aging world populations. However, the problems predicted to occur as a result of aging populations stem from advanced disability rather than just advanced age.
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
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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