BY JESSIE JONES, PHD
y now you've heard that the older population is expected to increase significantly in number and longevity. Because of this projected growth, fitness specialists throughout the world have been identifying ways to promote an active lifestyle and decrease the number of years people live with chronic disabilities. One of the most effective ways to reduce the onset of...
Knowing how to identify physical components important for sports performance--and understanding when and how to train those components--can make a trainer's services indispensable to athletic clients.
By John A. Blievernicht, MA
ore and more athletes are using personal fitness trainers to improve their proficiency in a variety of sports. Trainers with the ability to perform sports moves analy-...
In people with dementia, exercise may significantly improve cognitive functioning and the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), according to an updated research review from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Researchers are motivated to find ways to treat or to slow dementia’s progress, since rates of the disease are expected to rise exponentially along with the aging population.
newsletter_teaser: You want to help overweight or obese clients adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors they can maintain. But how do you do it? Begin by learning what their large goals truly mean to them; reorienting them toward smaller goals; and demystifying their many perceptions about health, fitness and diet.
Women We know that regular exercise can provide a variety of significant benefits. However, a recent study has discov- ered that older women have not been inspired to become more active.
Published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (2013: 310 , 2562– 63), the study included 7,247 women (average age, 71). Each participant was given an accelerometer to wear for 7 days. The women were then asked to complete a diary detail- ing which days they wore the accelerometers and for how long.
Significant research [that has been reported in this column] supports the role of moderate exercise as an adjunctive ther- apy for adults with depression. New research shows that these same benefits may be available for teens who suffer from this condition.
fponewsletter_teaser: At the University Y in Seattle, we’ve found a way to better serve our underexercising and overweight clients. We call the program Y I CAN, and it reaches out to members who feel intimidated by group fitness classes, lack confidence in the weight room, and have tried and failed to lose weight.
Like most Pilates instructors, I’ve worked with many clients who deal with chronic pain. One of the most challenging and common conditions I see is arthritis.
newsletter_teaser: Like most Pilates instructors, I’ve worked with many clients who deal with chronic pain. One of the most challenging and common conditions I see is arthritis.
If you want to add a valuable benefit for your middle- to older-aged clients, emphasize Pilates elements that enhance balance. You may very well save a life.
newsletter_teaser: If you want to add a valuable benefit for your middle- to older-aged clients, emphasize Pilates elements that enhance balance. You may very well save a life.