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Restoring Physical Confidence in an Older Adult

by Ryan Halvorson
Client Success Story: Legally blind, Joan needed to improve her strength and balance to maintain her independence.

Functional Strength Class for Older Adults

by Leigh Crews
Baby Boomers are constantly bombarded with promises to lift, tighten and rejuvenate their bodies and "turn back the clock." Truthfully, fitness professionals can roll back the clock for older participants! When you improve strength and stability, ...

Laughter, Brain Fitness and Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Laughter may not only be the best medicine; it may also offer a way to improve memory, according to a study presented at the 2014 Experimental Biology Meeting, held in April 2014 in San Diego. Researchers from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, ...

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, newspaper and ...

Economical Intervention Holds Promise for Older Adults With Osteoarthritis

A little goes a long way when training older adults with lower-extremity osteoarthritis, according to a study in the April 2004 issue of The Gerontologist (2004; 44 [2], 217-28). Researchers looked at the impact of a low-cost, multicomponent ...

Chair Pilates Offers Alternative for Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
As mind-body exercise goes mainstream, programs catering to people with special requirements are emerging to serve the needs of a diverse audience. Moira Merrithew, a leading Pilates educator and co-founder of STOTT PILATES(tm), based in Toronto, ...

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 when ...

Exercise Maintains Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Older adults who participated in a moderate exercise program for 1 year improved cognitive functioning, according to a study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (2010; 2 [Article 32], 1-17; doi:10.3389/fnagi.2010.00032). To compare the ...

Resistance and Cardiovascular Exercise Combination Best for Older Adults

by Ryan Halvorson
Have you ever wondered which exercise method is most effective for helping older adults improve functional capacity and reduce insulin resistance? A study published in the January issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine (2009; 169[2], 122-31) ...

Pilates Practice Improves Balance and Autonomy for Older Women

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Practicing equipment-based Pilates twice weekly helps older women improve static balance and functional independence, according to a small study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (2010; 14, 195-202). Research has shown ...