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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 ...

The Significant 7: Principles of Functional Training for Mature Adults

by Cody Sipe, PhD, Dan Ritchie, PhD
Take an educated, purposeful approach when designing programs for a special population that is growing in size and needs focused attention.
The aging of our global population and the significant increase in numbers predicted over the next 20-30 years (Pew Research Center 2009) offers a unique opportunity and challenge for fitness professionals. When it comes to training older ...

Promoting Pilates for Youth and Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Studio Profile: Physiotherapist Mandy Tik provides valuable services to a wide range of clientele interested in improving performance, posture and movement.
Mandy Tik has been a registered physiotherapist in Hong Kong since 2001 and a Pilates instructor since 2002. Tik combines her passions for dance and sports performance to serve a clientele that is approximately 60% adult and 40% youth. In 2002, ...

Functional Training for Mature Adults

Fitness Forum: Cody Sipe, PhD, and Dan Ritchie, PhD, nailed it.
I want to express my gratitude for the thoughtful and thorough review of training for seniors in "The Significant 7: Principles of Functional Training for Mature Adults" (January 2012) by Cody Sipe, PhD, and Dan Ritchie, PhD. They nailed some of ...

For Older Women 20 Minutes of Daily Exercise = Reduced Fractures and More

by Ryan Halvorson
According to research, older women looking to improve gait and avoid hip fractures may need only 20 minutes of daily home exercise. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (September 27, 2010; 170 [17], 1548-56) followed 160 women ...

Aerobic Exercise and Strength Training for Older Women: Is There an Optimal Starting Dose?

by Len Kravitz, PhD
Research: Study offers clues for sedentary women beginning an exercise program.
Hunter, G.R., et al. 2013. Combined aerobic/strength training and energy expenditure in older women. Medicine and Science in sports and Exercise, 45 We have good exercise guidance for fit older adults, but the advice for ...

Tai Chi Benefits for Young Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
The use of drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorders among American children and adults is growing, with over 3 million Americans currently managing symptoms by taking stimulants that target the neurochemical dopamine. Effective ...

How exercise Benefits Older Seniors

by Ryan Halvorson
New research from the University of Navarra in Spain shows that exercise can have a significant positive impact on older seniors. Scientists recruited 24 adults aged 91-96 and divided them into a nonexercise control group and a ...

Sedentary Behaviors Among Older Women

by Ryan Halvorson
Women We know that regular exercise can provide a variety of significant benefits. However, a recent study has discovered that older women have not been inspired to become more active. Published in The Journal of the American Medical Association ...