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Supplements for Older Adults, Client Handout

client handout Expert tips on maintaining health and fitness Supplements for Older Adults I f you are between the ages of 50 and 70 and want to maximize your health, follow these vitamin and mineral recommendations from nutrition ...

Maximizing Functional Abilities in the Older Adult

by Jeffrey Janot, PhD, Len Kravitz, PhD
B Y J E F F R E Y M . J A N OT, M S, A N D L E N K R AV I T Z , P H D Maxim izing Functional Abilities in the Older Adult A research review comparing the benefits of resistance versus cardiovascular training. What is the biggest challenge ...

Pilates Safety Concerns for Older Adults

by Rosalind Gray Davis
Inner IDEA: Top-notch Pilates professionals speak out about keeping seniors injury-free.
The Graying of America is a reality. The U.S. Census projects that nearly 1 in 5 of the nation's residents will be 65 or older by 2030 (AOA 2011). As the senior population grows, interest in maintaining and improving older adults' ...

Helping Older Adults Cope With Loss

Working with a group of older adults offers many unique challenges and innumerable rewards. Designing a safe, appropriate and enjoyable wellness program for this special population takes specific training, experience and planning that go ...

Older-Adult Fitness: Gauging the Limits of Your Fit Clients

by Amanda Vogel, MA
Senior Fitness: Why "senior fitness" is dead, and why every exercise needs to match what older clients can do, not how long they have lived.
What do you think of when you hear "senior fitness"? For some personal trainers, the term might conjure images of gentle exercises performed in a noncompetitive environment. Yet many older athletic adults are not interested in mild ...

Older Adults Enjoy Tai Chi and Aquatic Exercise

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
The most popular exercise activities for adults aged 65 or older include tai chi and aquatic exercise, according to Tracking the Fitness Movement (2009 edition), a report released by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association ...

Gauging The Limits Of Your Older Adult Clients

by Amanda Vogel, MA
Why senior Fitness is dead.
What do you think of when you hear "senior fitness"? For some personal trainers, the term might conjure images of gentle exercises performed in a noncompetitive environment. However, older adult fitness levels and abilities ...

Special Report: Older-Adult Programming

by Joy Keller
Older-adult fitness is booming. Once considered a specialty niche, older adults are entering fitness facilities in throngs, looking to regain function, prevent injury and improve quality of life. The fitness ...

Researchers Encourage Exercise Prescriptions for Older Adults

by Joy Keller
Many older adults are already used to getting at least one prescription when they visit the doctor. Two scientists have been asking what if, in addition to prescribing medications, physicians also prescribed exercise? Ann Yelmokas McDermott, ...

Vestibular Disorders, Balance Issues Plague Older Adults

by Ryan Halvorson
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three adults aged 65 and older falls each year. Seniors are hospitalized 5 times more often for fall-related injuries than for any other type of injury. One cause of falls among ...