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MBSR Program, Especially Yoga, Helps Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
In the first study to tease out the effects of different components of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, researchers have identified yoga and sitting meditation as particularly beneficial practices for promoting health among ...

Tai Chi Improves Sleep for Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Regular tai chi practice may improve the quality of sleep and, consequently, the quality of life for older adults. Lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep is a persistent issue for many older people. Medications can help, but they may cause ...

using imagination improves adherence for older adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Using visualization techniques helps older adults remember to take their medications and follow medical advice. Older adults who spent a few minutes imagining how they would test their blood sugar were 50% more likely to perform the tests as ...

Excess Fat Mass = Weak Legs in Older Women

by Ryan Halvorson
Overweight women aged 65-80, take heed: Excess fat significantly impairs ambulation and leg strength, say researchers from the University of New Hampshire. The researchers separated 25 women into a normal-weight group and an overweight group. The women ...

High-Impact Sports Beneficial for Older Adults?

by Ryan Halvorson
As the body ages, it is vitally important to maintain bone health through weight-bearing activity. According to a recent report, higher-impact physical activity may be beneficial for improving bone strength. Published in the November/ December issue of ...

Older Adults Flourish in Community Fitness Programs

by Ryan Halvorson
According to a press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "community-based physical activity interventions designed to promote more active lifestyles among adults are cost-effective in reducing heart disease, stroke, colorectal and ...

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 ...

Vigorous Exercise Lessens Pain in Older Exercisers

by Joy Keller
Musculoskeletal pain is a common complaint, especially as age encroaches. A recent study in the September 19 issue of Arthritis Research - Therapy (2005; 7 [6], 1263-70) found that older adults who exercise consistently over a long period of time ...

Body Satisfaction Among Older Men and Women

by Ryan Halvorson
There is little doubt that men and women view the world differently. The same can be said for how they view their bodies, according to a press release from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Researchers studied 1,900 adults, average age 69, participating ...

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 States: 2005, ...