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Sample Class: Pool Circuits for Older Adults

by Gay Elliott
Class Take-Out: Share inspired intervals with seniors.
Water fitness classes have grown in popularity and creativity over the past 20 years. What started off as something more or less for older, less fit women has developed into a recognized form of fitness training for the superfit exerciser, the ...

Special Report: Older-Adult Programming

by Joy Keller
Older-adult fitness is booming. Once considered a specialty niche, older adults are entering fitness facilities in throngs, looking to regain function, prevent injury and improve quality of life. The fitness industry has also begun to widen ...

Case Study: Older Adult with Multiple Challenges

by Matthew Comer, MS
Case Study: Creating a Pilates program for -Betty- required a solid educational foundation, attention to contraindications and creativity.

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 ...