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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, according to ...

Pilates: Keep Older Adults Injury Free

by Rosalind Gray Davis
Pilates is a powerful tool for countering the aging process, but it must be taught and practiced safely. Here, three Pilates experts and educators share their experience and recommendations on how to work with mature clients: Lisa Graham owns Agile Monkey ...

Vestibular Disorders, Balance Issues Plague Older Adults

by Ryan Halvorson
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three adults aged 65 and older falls each year. Seniors are hospitalized 5 times more often for fall-related injuries than for any other type of injury. One cause of falls among older ...

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 November ...

Fitness, Not Fat, Better Predictor of Health in Older Adults

by Joy Keller, Ryan Halvorson
Your older-adult client-s fitness level may be more important than his or her level of body fat, according to a study in the December 5 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (2007; 298 (21), 2507-16). The study found that people ...

Mortality and Disease Risk Among Sedentary Older Women

by Ryan Halvorson
In last month's issue of IDEA Fitness Journal, we reported that a significant number of older women spend much of the day in sedentary behavior. A new study looks at the relationship between sedentary living and mortality risk in a similar ...

Happy Older Adults Are Also More Fit

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Having a positive outlook as we age may not only be related to mood; it may also be reflected in our physical well-being. A large longitudinal study of 3,199 men and women aged 60 and older in Great Britain has revealed a relationship between ...

Peripheral Arterial Disease and Exercise for Older Adults

by , Sally Paulson, PhD, Joohee Sanders, PhD
Senior Fitness: How a walking regimen improves fitness and reduces pain caused by poor blood flow in the legs.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when plaque accumulates in the arteries of the legs. Reduced blood flow and loss of oxygen in the tissues beyond the obstruction cause localized muscular pain, or claudication, especially during exercise (Bulmer ...

Sports Training for the Older-Adult Athlete

by Ryan Halvorson
Client Success Story: Sometimes the simplest programs offer the grandest rewards.