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New Journal Active Aging Today Debuts

Active Aging Today (AAT) is the Active Aging Community Center’s multimedia journal for practitioners and administrators. Here’s what you’ll find in Issue 1, Volume 1 (July-August 2009).

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Here’s what you’ll find in Issue 1, Volume 1 (July-August 2009):



Translating Functional Training Research into Practice. Cody Sipe, PhD.  When we better understand the nature of function itself, we can develop more effective interventions.

Transnational Strategies for the Promotion of Physical Activity and Active Aging. Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, PhD, and Andiara Schwingel, PhD.  This paper examines the four-step process adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its systematic campaign to promote physically active lifestyles.

Ice Fever. Marijke Hopman-Rock, PhD.  In this paper, a professor in the area of physical activity and health of older persons discusses the large number of older adults who love to ice skate.

Strength Training and Metabolism. Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS.  See how researchers have discovered that regular weight lifting increases muscle mass and metabolic rate in older adults.


Sharon Bermon, Fitness Instructor, New York City. Michael Rogers, PhD. Sharon Bermon, the owner of her own consulting and training company, designs and presents programs with a special focus on geriatric populations and chronic diseases common in older adults.

Frank’s Story: Tackling Parkinson’s with Exercise. Frank, 88, has Parkinson’s disease, but he’s determined to slow the progress of the disease by exercising regularly.

How to Manage Knee Osteoarthritis. Phil Page, PT, ATC, CSCS.  Research has revealed that regular exercise can alleviate knee osteoarthritis (OA). In this article, learn about this disease’s prevalence and activities to reduce pain.

The Use of Swedish Study Circles in Health Promotion for Older Adults. Tim Wright, PhD, and Gerald C. Hyner, PhD. Learn how the Swedish Study Circle (SSC) is a possible way to broaden the focus of health promotion programs.

Italy. Active Aging Today editors.  This is a fact sheet on the changing demographics and statistics on aging in Italy.



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