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Good Nutrition for the Golden Years

by Jennie McCary, MS, RD, LD
The aging body has special nutrient needs that, when properly addressed, contribute to optimum health in the later years.
As more people approach their 65th birthdays, healthy aging has emerged as a public health priority. Thanks to Baby Boomers and longer lifespans, by 2030 there will be an estimated 71 million older adults in the U.S., accounting for roughly 20% of the ...

Ages and Stages of Wellness Programming

by Debbie Bellenger, MA
Programs: Provide all your members with in-depth, customized services that address the full continuum of care.
Facility managers and directors are in a strategic position to bring health-and-wellness solutions to members across all ages and stages of life. Where to begin? Start by offering programs that are inclusive, age-appropriate, age-shared and ...

Grants Bolster Community Services for Seniors

by Joy Keller
The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) is giving more than $5.1 million to help older adults maintain a level of independence in their communities. Most of the grants (16 new and six continuing) will be spent on providing access to health and supportive ...

Building the Bridge: A Career in Medical Fitness

by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD
Discover how you can become part of an exciting movement in the industry.
At last, the importance of physical activity and regular exercise is on the healthcare radar. With obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and myriad other chronic health conditions epidemic throughout the United States and the rapidly growing ...

Senior Fitness Research Roundup

by Len Kravitz, PhD
Interesting new research offers insights into helping older adults age "into health."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 2009), by 2030 the portion of the U.S. population aged 65 and older will double to about 71 million. The growing number of older Americans will put unique demands on public health, aging ...