Functional Aging/Older Adults
Higher aerobic fitness levels in older adults are more predictive of longevity than chronological age alone.
Marilyn LoPresti, PhD, has spent nearly four decades in education and has seamlessly transitioned her knowledge to each fitness class.
A group of European researchers wanted to identify the exercise barriers to a more active lifestyle and behavioral factors that contribute.
A regular walking program can reduce the incidence of new knee pain and slow joint damage for people over 50 coping with knee osteoarthritis.
In more news about Nordic walking’s benefits, a study shows that it improves functional capacity and depression symptoms in people with CAD.
Are you including a balance assessment in your routines? If not, start now. New research suggests that balance and longevity are linked.
Research suggests that power training is linked with a modest improvement in physical function among healthy older adult participants.
Fitness professionals may want to encourage those in their early 60s in particular to train as a preventive measure against sarcopenia.
Are you interested in offering a more holistic approach to your clients’ wellness? That’s where MELT comes in as a prime offering to both retain members and create a new offering more appealing to older adults.
Len Kravitz, PhD, professor of exercise science, shares two studies that support the decision to add water walking to your fitness routine.
Here are some exercises to get older adult clients steady on their feet once more through spatial awareness and proprioception.
Mat Pilates benefits for older adults included improved functional mobility, mobility, gait, balance and physical activity.
If you’re over 60, studies suggest that 6,000–8,000 steps per day will reduce risks of early death and increase longevity.
Small increases in fitness are linked with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a longitudinal study with 649,605 veterans.
To help older adult clients move more, promote fun activities like aerobic dance classes, since even one session improves cognitive function.
In a study on older women and weight training, researchers found that participants experienced more pleasure with moderate-level resistance.
New research adds to our understanding of the limited risks of physical activity and its connection to osteoarthritis.
During menopause, women experience a hormonal shift that can often be detrimental to their quality of life and body image. Physical changes in appearance, such as graying hair and wrinkles, are a normal part of…
New research findings indicate that physical activity benefits brain health, particularly for older adults.
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