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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 ...

Yoga Boom: Reaching Older Clients

Whoever isn't focused on capturing Baby Boomers over the next two decades isn't focused well on the future. In the coming 20 years, Boomers will inherit estates worth over 10 trillion dollars-that's more than the value of the entire New York Stock ...

Fitness Forum

Fitness Forum: Your feedback, concerns and insights.
-Always Better- I have had over a dozen e-mails and telephone calls about the excellent article, -Siempre Mejor,- that appeared in the March issue of IDEA Fitness Journal (Icons - Innovators column, p. 92). It proves that your magazine is very ...

Fit For Driving

by Katy Bowman, MS
Senior Fitness: Functional training for driving efficiency, quick reactivity, mobility and whole-body coordination in the car: Are you up to speed?
Driving isn't a sport for most of us, yet it does require strength, motor skill, joint mobility and fast reaction time. Chances are you aren't offering functional exercise training for "driving skills," but if you work with a senior population, you should ...

Managing Fitness

by Sandy Todd Webster
For the 9th straight year, industry experts delivered straight talk and practical advice at Focus on Management Day.
Of eminent interest and concern these days to American business owners and managers-including those in fitness-is the floundering U.S. economy. In recent months, the U.S. Federal Reserve has sidestepped its once positive outlook for strong and ...