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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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Why the Benefits of Exercise Vary

By Kate Watson / July 1, 2021

We know that everyone can experience the benefits of exercise, but it has remained unclear why different people may respond to the same exercise program in different ways. The mechanistic links between physical fitness and general health have also been unclear. “While groups as a whole benefit from exercise, the variability in responses between any…

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Fitness Motivation Research and Reality

By Len Kravitz, PhD / December 8, 2010

Although the list of exercise benefits is impressive, it is apparent that just hearing about them does not assure consistent exercise compliance in most individuals. Regular exercise is a complex, multifactorial behavior that fitness professionals and scientists need to understand better in order to help clients stay active and healthy.

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