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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 ...

Older Adults Who Enjoy Exercise Are Most Active

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Helping your clients to discover what physical activities they like best may be an important key to helping them stay active. Older adults who enjoy exercise the most are the most active, according to a study published in the American ...

Tai Chi vs. Brisk Walking for Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
When older adults lose muscle tone and their balance starts to deteriorate, a simple mishap like tripping over a rug or losing their footing as they go to the bathroom during the night can turn into a tragedy. Among Americans who break a hip ...

Sample Class: Pool Circuits for Older Adults

by Gay Elliott
Class Take-Out: Share inspired intervals with seniors.
Water fitness classes have grown in popularity and creativity over the past 20 years. What started off as something more or less for older, less fit women has developed into a recognized form of fitness training for the ...

Maximal Aerobic Power and Functional Independence in Older Adults

by Len Kravitz, PhD
Research: Can a change in VO2max alter your older clients' quality of life?
Shephard, R.J.2008. Maximal oxygen intake and independence in old age. British Journal of Sports Medicine, published online Apr. 10, 2008; doi:10.1136/bjsm.2007.044800 Maximal aerobic power is a useful, meaningful and motivational physiological ...

Pilates: Keep Older Adults Injury Free

by Rosalind Gray Davis
Pilates is a powerful tool for countering the aging process, but it must be taught and practiced safely. Here, three Pilates experts and educators share their experience and recommendations on how to work with mature clients: Lisa Graham owns Agile Monkey ...

Vigorous Exercise Helps Older Adults Avoid Disability

by Ryan Halvorson
Need more kindling to help keep your older clients' passions for fitness burning bright? Researchers have recently discovered what many professionals already knew: exercise helps older adults avoid disability. The Stanford ...

Single- Versus Multiset Resistance Exercise in Older Adults

by Byung-Kon Yoon, PhD, Len Kravitz, PhD
Comparing the two for muscular-fitness and functional-performance benefits.
Advancing age is often associated with a number of physical changes, such as losses in skeletal muscle mass, strength and power, and an increase in fat mass. These factors are related to important clinical outcomes, including mobility impairments, ...

Airborne Particles Negatively Affect Older Adults

Older adults exposed to particles in the air may experience diminished cardiovascular function, says a recent study. Published in the February issue of American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (2008; 177, 419-25), the ...