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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.

How to Use the PERMA Model With Older Adults

by Elaine Tarantin O'Brien, MAPP
Health Coach: This 5-prong strategy helps people thrive by building their mental and social strength.
PERMA-based fitness training can pack a positive punch for fitness and wellness professionals looking to contribute to the well-being of our fast-growing population of active older adults. PERMA is devoted to developing social and mental strength, ...

Qigong May Help Hospitalized Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Qigong, an ancient Chinese mind-body movement practice, may improve quality of life for older hospitalized patients, according to a study published in the journal Aging Clinical and Experimental Research (2014; doi: 10.1007/s40520-014-0250-y). ...

Sample Class: Functional Strength for Older Adults

by Leigh Crews
Class Take-Out: Use a three-pronged approach to help frail participants move better, get stronger and improve their balance.
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, ...

IDEA Member's Study Shows Yoga Benefits Older Adults

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Leigh A. Milne, IDEA member, yoga teacher and personal fitness trainer, conducted a small study in Vermont to assess how older adults might benefit from a 12-week yoga class. Milne and her team recruited 16 female subjects with an average age of 78 ...

Exercise May Improve Sex Hormone Levels in Sedentary Older Males

by Ryan Halvorson
Androgen deficiencies, including a reduction in testosterone levels, are often acknowledged as a natural aspect of aging among males; however, the vast array of treatments being offered to avoid decreased function indicates that men have significant ...

Older Obese Have Better Heart Health, Worse Function

by Joy Keller
-Cardiovascular health has improved in older obese people in the United States, according to a study in the November 7, 2007, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (2007; 298 [17], 2020-27). Recent research has suggested that ...

Tai Chi May Help Older Adults Improve Proprioception

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Practicing tai chi helps older adults maintain their balance when their eyes are closed, according to a small study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2010; 91 [1], 9-14). Researchers from university facilities in ...