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How fitness professionals can use exercise to enhance quality of life in seniors afflicted with this form of dementia.
While advances in medicine have extended our average life expectancy, many of the diseases associated with aging continue to challenge the scientific community. Chief among these is Alzheimer's disease (AD), which primarily ...
physical activity and fitness for persons with disabilities
By Janet A. Seaman, PhD
A Paradigm Shift Historically, the approach to physical activity for people with disabilities has been couched in medical rationale and focused on rehabilitation. Whereas physical education (physical training) has been a part of school curriculum for nearly 100 years, the original orientation was to supplement ...
Exercise design and programming considerations for individuals living with common conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, stroke and cerebral palsy.
Working With Clients With Neuromuscular Conditions
Traditionally, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other medically based professionals were considered the only professionals qualified to address the needs of people living with physic...
By Debra Wein, MS, RD
Does Soy Impact Breast Cancer?
n the February 2000 "Research Update" column I discussed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA 1999) authorization of a food labeling health claim that associates a diet high in soy protein with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Currently, companies with products low in saturated fat, low in cholesterol and cont...
autoimmune disease and overtraining
oanne, a fitness professional in her mid-30s, had been sick for several months. She ached all over, was extremely fatigued, suffered gastrointestinal problems and just generally did not feel well. Additionally, her hands had become extremely sensitive to the cold. Although she was able to continue exercising and teaching 10 or more classes each week, her conditi...
BY TERRIE HEINRICH RIZZO, MAS
here's no question: Hepatitis is a serious disease, particularly in its chronic forms. With recent media attention on the celebrity cases of country singer Naomi Judd and rock star David Crosby, the public is beginning to take notice of what former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop calls "the worldwide epidemic of hepatitis C." Consider the following statis...
By Debra Wein, MS, RD
ou have probably noticed an abundance of new foods on the market containing soy. You expect to find tofu--yet soy milk, soy burgers, soy hot dogs, soy cheese and other soy products are making appearances as well. Their visibility may be due to the newest health claim passed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA 1999), which states, in p...
By R alph La Forge, MS
Training the Cardiac Patent
How can qualified trainers help heart disease survivors maximize recovery efforts?
therosclerosis is a costly and fatal disease affecting thousands of individuals each year. The vast majority of those afflicted with the condition develop coronary heart disease (CHD), one of the leading killers of both men and women. Though no known ...
Several studies have shown a positive association between regular exercise and reduced risk of certain types of can- cer. now, a study from the American Cancer Society has determined a link between walking and reduced breast- cancer risk in postmenopausal women.
Linda Pimentel, owner of Origins of Inner Strength Inc., in Mesquite, Texas, has made Pilates transformations a family affair. She frequently works with families, couples and mother-daughter teams. “I usually work individually at first, to establish boundaries,” she says. “For example, the mother needs to know that during our sessions she isn’t in charge, and the daughter doesn’t get to show off in front of mom.”newsletter_teaser: Linda Pimentel, owner of Origins of Inner Strength Inc., in Mesquite, Texas, has made Pilates transformations a family affair. She frequently works with families, couples and mother-daughter teams.