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Older adults practicing aerobic dance

Light-Intensity Aerobic Dance a Win for Older Adults

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / April 15, 2022

To help older adult clients move more, promote fun activities like aerobic dance classes, since even one session improves cognitive function.

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Woman doing yoga for older adults

Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / March 14, 2022

Yoga for older adults in their 60s and 70s may have a significant positive effect on fitness after 9–12 weeks of practice.

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Two older adults doing physical activity in later life

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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A group of seniors gathered together

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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Group of seniors together for social support

Social Support and Seniors

By Maria Luque, PhD, MS, CHES / December 8, 2017

Fitness pros working with seniors deal with the physical and cognitive losses of aging every day. But what about the social support losses?

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Man performing exercise for seniors

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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Fall Prevention Training Exercise

Fall Prevention Strategies

By Lawrence Biscontini, MA / April 17, 2016

Fall prevention is one of the top goals for our active-aging clients.

Historically, the training approach to help clients was a functional “train-to-transfer” mentality, but strategies for balance improvement and fall prevention have come a long way. Thanks to a combination of scientific research and success stories of fitness pros working with this population, we know more now than ever.

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