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Staying active helps ward off Alzheimer’s

A wide-ranging study published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society found that simply walking every day is likely to stave off memory loss and other mental decline linked to ageing.

Scientists concluded that older adults who take more steps – either by walking or jogging – performed better on memory tasks than those who were couch potatoes.

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Mediterranean diet ‘may slow the ageing process by five years’

Following a Mediterranean-style diet slows the rate at which the brain shrinks by five years, according to a report by researchers at Columbia University, published in the journal Neurology.

The study indicates that a diet consisting of fruit and vegetables, fish and olive oil but little red meat or dairy products may be associated with losing fewer brain cells due to ageing.

The findings add weight to the theory that a healthy diet can stave off the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by stopping the brain from growing older.

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Courses, Fitness News

Evaluate the physical attributes of older adults

Senior Fitness TestThis course leads you through the Senior Fitness Test battery. It’s a set of assessments for evaluating the physical attributes older adults need to perform daily activities.

The tests include national averages based on data collected from 7,000 US adults aged 60–94. There are also best practices for modifying test protocols for individuals with limitations resulting from disease-specific conditions.

The accompanying DVD presents visual demonstrations of each test, along with modifications. Meaning you can administer tests safely and with confidence.

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Strength Training Past 50
Books, Fitness News

How to be active, healthy and look great at 50

Strength training offers many benefits for active adults, including enhanced athletic performance, reduced risk of disease and decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes and osteoporosis.

Completely updated, the new third edition of Strength Training Past 50 features 83 exercises for free weights, machines, kettlebells, stability balls and elastic bands plus 30 programmes for endurance, speed and strength.

It’s equally suitable for novices and those who have been training their entire lives.

If you’re an HK Rewards member, you get the ebook free when you buy the print copy.

Normal Price: £15.99 I €22.40
HK Rewards: £12.79 I €17.92

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Elderly exercisers can expect an extra five years of life

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.

The analysis of 5,700 elderly men in Norway showed those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary.

The authors, writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, called for campaigns to encourage fitness in older people.

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Treadmill test can determine mortality

Senior Man - Monitored ExerciseAnalyzing data from 58,000 heart stress tests, cardiologists from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore report they have developed a formula that estimates one’s risk of dying over a decade based on a person’s ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and incline.

Several exercise-based risk scoring systems already in use are designed to measure short-term risk of dying but do so strictly among patients with established heart disease or overt signs of cardiovascular trouble.

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Every Second Counts

Walk in the parkLow-intensity exercise like walking for a minute at a time can cut blood pressure and even housework and gardening chores can add years to your life.

Inactive people who take up low-intensity activities for a minute at a time can cut blood pressure and cholesterol while boosting their well-being.

The breakthrough comes after tests showed it is better to keep moving throughout the day rather than undertake an intense burst of exercise followed by rest.

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Taking a personalised approach to exercise

This book expands the role of the fitness professional from simple exercise prescription to include activity counselling, design modification, exercise demonstration, functionally integrated exercise, injury prevention and follow-up monitoring.

Central to the book are seven client-centered models for each major fitness component, serving as a template of options for each decision in the prescription process.

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