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Older Adults Log More Physical Activity

by Ryan Halvorson
When comparing physical activity levels of younger people to those of older people, it's often assumed that the younger group wins out. This belief turns out to be incorrect, at least according to a recent survey by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)-a ...

Report Offers New Snapshot of Older Adults

by Joy Keller
The health and socioeconomic status of American adults aged 65 and older continues to evolve. If you're interested in working with this growing population, then you may want to heed the trends surfacing in the report 65+ in the United ...

Daily Exercise Improves Cognition, Sleep in Older Adults

by Joy Keller
Getting enough sleep can sometimes be a challenge for people as they grow older, setting the stage for declined cognitive function. This can be a frustrating problem, but there's help. A new study in the December 15 issue of Sleep (2004; 27 [8], ...

Tai Chi Reduces Fear of Falling in Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
A new study, sponsored by a grant from the National Institute on Aging, has found that consistent tai chi practice significantly reduces fear of falling among older adults. Fear of falling is an indicator of the likelihood of falling, ...

Tufts Unveils MyPlate for Older Adults

by Sandy Todd Webster
You already know that the older adults you work with have unique physical activity needs, but do you know that their nutrition needs are just as singular? Tufts University nutrition scientists addressed the nutrition aspect directly last ...

Qigong May Help Hospitalized Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Qigong, an ancient Chinese mind-body movement practice, may improve quality of life for older hospitalized patients, according to a study published in the journal Aging Clinical and Experimental Research (2014; doi: 10.1007/s40520-014-0250-y). ...

2 Effective Core Exercises for Adults

Before you teach Baby Boomers and older adults a core conditioning routine, remember that in order to maintain stability and support, the core is activated milliseconds before any movement occurs in the body, so don't limit your thinking of ...

The Best Way to Reach Older Audiences

by Ryan Halvorson
Older adults are often considered an underserved population; however, a great many of them need guidance from a qualified fitness professional. Recently, researchers studied how to market to this group. They used three avenues-radio, ...

Effective Verbal Feedback for Older Clients

by Amy Ashmore, PhD
Senior Fitness: How to factor the effects of aging into how you talk clients through their exercises.
Senior exercisers learn differently than younger ones do. They also process information differently from younger exercisers, and they react differently to the same information. This means trainers need to know whether to give feedback, and how to give it; ...

Tai Chi May Help Older Adults Improve Proprioception

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Practicing tai chi helps older adults maintain their balance when their eyes are closed, according to a small study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2010; 91 [1], 9-14). Researchers from university ...