Today’s older adults are a frisky and diversified bunch, according to a recent poll conducted by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. Here’s a look at the most popular sports and athletic activities (based on participation frequency) among Americans 55 and older, for the year 2002:
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Accommodating All Members
Exercise promotes health and wellness and helps prevent disease. That message has become widespread in recent years. Along with many other segments of the population, older adults and people with disabilities are looking to health clubs as a means to be more active and achieve a healthy lifestyle. Is ...
By Diane Lofshult
Today's Sports Conditioning Classes Got Game!
Looking for a new profit center that attracts well-heeled elite athletes and recreational sports enthusiasts alike? Consumers appear to be game about paying for sports training: In fact, 41 percent of fitness facilities polled in IDEA's latest Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey (October 2002 IDEA Fitness Manager) now charge ...
Strength Training for Kids
Do you want your kids to grow strong muscles and bones, shed fat and build self-confidence? Are you looking for an activity that will excite an overweight child about the joys of exercise? Strength training could be the solution. Here are answers to commonly asked questions about youth strength training from two experts in the subject: Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, fitn...
Let your older female clients know that the exercise they are doing with you today may give them many more tomorrows, according to a research report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, May 14.
Your male clients may have dropped the ball in the fruit and vegetable game. According to a survey conducted for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), only 3 percent know they should eat 9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
Most kids travel in packs.
Cascade Athletic Club in Gresham, Oregon, capitalizes on this fact with its group sports training programs for kids. The programs have proven a win-win situation for clients, personal trainers and the club, with kids getting individualized attention for a reasonable price.
Cancer rates worldwide are expected to increase by 50 percent to 15 million new cases over the next 20 years, according to the newly released World Cancer Report, published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Part of the reason for this huge projected increase is the speed at which poor countries are adopting unhealthy Western lifestyle habits, particularly when it comes to overeating and underexercising.