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Laughter, Brain Fitness and Older Adults

the relationship between cortisol and memory, and investigated whether humor and laughter could reduce the damage that cortisol can cause to the brain. Cortisol, a stress hormone, is known to affect memory and learning ability in older adults. Researchers showed a funny 20-minute video to two groups of elderly

Dec 08, 2014

Balance Training for Older Adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls account for the highest number of accidental injury deaths in adults 65 years and older. To address this concern, more and more fitness facilities are offering balance training for their older members. Should you?

May 01, 2002

What Older Adults Want

At the 2002 World Fitness IDEA® convention, held this past summer in San Diego, the hot topic among attendees was teaching older adults. As all of this year’s IDEA award recipients emphasized in their acceptance remarks, not only is it cool and fun to teach the older-adult

Nov 01, 2002

Independence Training for an Older Adult

Last resort. Daniel Yakupka, owner of Fit for Life Fitness in Alexandria, Virginia, remembers the first time he met Arthur. 
“He shook my hand, looked right in my eyes and said, ‘Daniel, I need some help. 
You are my last resource. Can you help me?’”

Mar 21, 2016

Suspension Exercise for Older Adults

from performing SE, programming has evolved to a point where fitness professionals are introducing it to their older-adult clients in the 65–80 and older age range. The American College of Sports Medicine’s annual survey of health and fitness professionals listed body weight training

Apr 24, 2013

Functional Strategies for Older Adults

Exercise for older adults is one of the hottest specialties in fitness today. How do you assess function levels and develop safe, challenging programs? We asked

Apr 25, 2013

Power Training for Older Adults

When training older-adult clients, few personal fitness trainers consider adding power as a program design element. However, power is one of the major performance variables associated with independence (Foldvari et al. 2000), fall prevention (Whipple, Wolfson & Amerman 1987

Nov 01, 2007

Memory Training for Older Adults

Yoga instructors may want to tout the benefits of yoga practice, not only for physical conditioning and stress reduction, but also for improving brain health. Older adults who enrolled in a twice-weekly program of yoga plus memory training for 4 weeks saw significant improvements

Oct 18, 2015

Happy Older Adults Are Also More Fit

author Andrew Steptoe, DSc, at University College London, said to IDEA Fitness Journal, "This research suggests that enjoyment of life contributes to a healthier and more active old age. It suggests that among other things, we should think about the positive aspects of life and experience [for] older

Apr 10, 2014

Older Adults Flourish in Community Fitness Programs

participation and elicit health benefits in older adults. The research included 544 participants with an average age of 66 years who were tested on lower- and upper-body strength as well as cardiovascular endurance. Subjects were then given access to three community “best-practice programs” for 10

Mar 25, 2009