As the influence of technology continues to increase, those interested in promoting physical activity should consider developing physical activity programs that effectively use technology.
Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete
Gerald Vaughn has been USA Track & Field age-group champion, indoor and outdoor, eight consecutive years.
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.
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.
Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults-2nd Edition
Training consistency and frequency are essential for strength training progress.
Bending the Aging Curve
Tapering allows significant recovery, maximization of the fitness effect, and supercompensation. It also allows us to switch our concentration from fitness to skill training. So what�s the best way to taper?
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 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
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.
Exercise for Frail Elders-2nd Edition
Following are some specific safety precautions for leading resistance exercises for people with specific needs, particularly when they are beyond an early or mild stage.
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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