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Nutrition for Older Adults

by J. Pentz
nutrition older adults for What nutrients do older adults need to maximize their health and wellness? By Jane Pentz, PhD E ach year the number of men and women who reach their 100th birthday grows worldwide. Advances in ...

Dance Benefits Older Adults

by Ryan Halvorson
Hip pain and knee pain are common ailments among older adults. Research developed by the St. Louis University Medical Center in St. Louis suggests that dancing can help ease these pains. The 12-week study, published in Geriatric Nursing ...

Adult Playground

by Ryan Halvorson
Who says that playgrounds are only for kids? In an effort to improve activity levels in older adults, a "playground" geared to adults 60 and older is set to open in spring 2010 in London's Hyde Park. The "Hyde Park Senior ...

Are You a Role Model for Your Older-Adult Clients?

Editor's note: In the April 2012 issue, Mind-Body-Spirit News section, we asked readers what mind-body programming they were offering specifically for older adults. Here is one reader's response: Blue Water Sports Club in Corona, California, ...

IDEA Member's Study Shows Yoga Benefits Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Leigh A. Milne, IDEA member, yoga teacher and personal fitness trainer, conducted a small study in Vermont to assess how older adults might benefit from a 12-week yoga class. Milne and her team recruited 16 female subjects with an ...

Sit-to-Stand Predicts Mortality in Older Adults

by Ryan Halvorson
A person's ability to get up from the floor may be a predictor of mortality, according to researchers from Clinimex Exercise Medicine Clinic in Rio de Janeiro. The study, published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention (2012; doi: ...

"How do you assess older adults when they start training with you?"

Since older adults are so diverse in their abilities, fitness levels, health conditions and interests, it is not realistic to use one assessment battery for everyone. However, a thorough review of each older-adult client's ...

6 Older Adult Training Trends You Will Find at This Year's IDEA World Fitness Convention(tm)

The U.S. population is aging, which makes now the perfect time for fitness professionals to learn more about training older adults. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2050 one in every five Americans will be considered a senior. ...

Qigong Relieves Depression in Older Adults

Many older adults contend not only with ailing physical health but also with depression, which lowers self-esteem and can wreak havoc with quality of life. Leading medical professionals, hoping to reduce costs and lower the risk of adverse ...