Functional Aging/Older Adults
Programming exercises for seniors is more important than ever, especially now that travel is opening up again, but your clients may not have kept up with their workouts over this last year. Here are some great ways to prepare your active agers for more adventure.
The ICAA’s recent Call to Action invites businesses and organizations to implement wellness strategies to improve health for seniors.
Retired teacher and baseball fan Leta found corrective exercise and functional aging specialist Damien Joyner to help her with her fitness.
If you work with adults 50 and older, it may be time to educate them about the impact exercise can have on bone density and healthy aging.
Light activity, like walking, shopping or gardening, can help avoid mobility loss or disability in older women, according to research.
Fitness professionals who are passionate about training older adults may want to consider developing digital and virtual exercise options.
Inflammation is an essential defense system for enhancing survival. Learn how the inflammation process is linked to obesity, diabetes, aging and exercise.
Neuromuscular system changes in the aging population often include muscle weakness, reduced joint proprioception and decreased power.
Numerous studies demonstrate that cardiovascular exercise boosts brain fitness and HIIT improves executive function the most.
High-intensity interval training improves fitness and well-being among older adults over age 70 and may even increase longevity
Rocky E. had never set foot inside a gym, but at age 60, he was ready to try something new and reached out to personal trainer Tim Minnick.
Researchers found that high-intensity resistance training in physical rehabilitation is safe and improves function and satisfaction for older adults.
Water workouts have been employed with older populations and those with elevated injury risk because of the reduced impact on the skeletal system.
Data shows that exercise training can reduce falls by 23%. Balance and functional training reduced falls among participants compared to nonexercisers.
With a tailored regimen that includes muscular power training, adults can keep their bodies fit and functional well into their later years.
No doubt you want to select the most functional, effective, helpful exercises possible, especially when working with an older-adult population. This priority extends to any stretches you integrate into class.
Wearing a weighted vest may help older adults to successfully lose weight while protecting bone quality and density.
Slowing typically begins after age 62 with a decrease in walking speed. The good news is that the right kind of exercise can help slow these declines.
Another study exploring the cognitive benefits of exercise affirms the positive effects of unstable resistance training.
A new study further supports the benefits of maintaining cardiovascular fitness during middle-age and beyond. In a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology’s EuroEcho 2019 meeting in Vienna, high cardiovascular fitness was linked with significantly lower death risks from heart disease, cancer and other causes for middle-aged and older women.