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Research-Based Yoga for Seniors

By Pamela Light, MA / September 7, 2021

If you’d like to elevate your fitness services, adding yoga for seniors will set you apart and help your older clients even more.

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COVID-19: Early Symptoms of Infection Vary

By Kate Watson / September 2, 2021

With COVID-19, early symptoms of infection vary among age groups and between men and women. That’s the conclusion of a paper that appeared recently in The Lancet Digital Health. The biggest differences occur between older adults (60 and over) and younger people (16–59 ). However, the first signs of illness also vary between women and men. Researchers from…

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Physical Activity in Later Life Still Beneficial

By Sarah Kolvas / August 27, 2021

Inactive people may have a second chance. Increasing physical activity in later life benefits benefits life expectancy, according to a study.

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Fall prevention training helps seniors stay active.

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

By Judy Minich / August 24, 2021

Fall prevention is a vital part of functional training for your aging clients. Changes in communication between the nervous and muscular systems as age we are likely to result in a loss of balance, which is a risk factor in the older population. Kyle Stull, DHSc, a content development manager at NASM and an instructor for the Department of Health and Human Performance at Concordia University, offers some practical advice in training clients for fall prevention.  

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Tai Chi Is Good for Older Adults

By Cody Sipe, PhD / July 8, 2021

Why tai chi? These Chinese movement patterns have been around for centuries. In recent years, study after study has proven their benefits—particularly for older exercisers—yet most fitness professionals seem to know little about the practice. That’s too bad, because just about any fitness client can learn tai chi, and any fitness professional can teach it.…

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Reclaim Wellness and Health for Seniors

By Sarah Kolvas / May 14, 2021

The ICAA’s recent Call to Action invites businesses and organizations to implement wellness strategies to improve health for seniors.

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Bone Density and Healthy Aging

By Ryan Lynch / May 8, 2021

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.

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Apps and websites for older adult fitness

Apps and Websites for Older-Adult Training

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

Fitness professionals who are passionate about training older adults may want to consider developing digital and virtual exercise options.

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Citrus and vitamin C for muscle growth

Vote Citrus for More Muscle

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / March 8, 2021

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that adults with the highest levels of vitamin C had more skeletal muscle growth.

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HIIT and longevity for older adults

Vigorous Exercise Benefits Older Adults

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / January 11, 2021

High-intensity interval training improves fitness and well-being among older adults over age 70 and may even increase longevity

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HIIT and older adults

High-Intensity Functional Resistance Training for Older Adults

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / January 11, 2021

Researchers found that high-intensity resistance training in physical rehabilitation is safe and improves function and satisfaction for older adults.

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Exercise for Seniors

By ... / August 24, 2017

Certain types of exercise for seniors can lessen the chance that you develop more severe problems from the physical challenges of aging.

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