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Run faster, stronger and longer

Run faster, stronger and longer whilst remaining injury-free, that’s the promise made by Mastering Running

A comprehensive resource for fitness and competitive runners aged 30 and above, Mastering Running proves that age is no obstacle to excellence.

With information and advice on topics that matter most to older runners, it provides drills, exercises and training plans.

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About the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

JAPAThe Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (JAPA) provides researchers and practitioners with up-to-date scientific information that can be applied directly to practise.

It focuses on the ageing process and the role of physical activity in promoting health and preventing or delaying the onset of disability.

It also explores the ageing process from psychological, physiological and sociological perspectives.

JAPA is the official journal of the International Coalition for Aging and Physical Activity.

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Does playing video games constitute a workout?

Elderly Wii playersThe benefits of a variety of physical and social activities such as gardening, resistance training and walking have already been examined for older nursing home residents.

While these studies have reported several physical and psychosocial benefits for the residents, there can be many barriers that prevent these activities being easily accessible.

Therefore, cost, space and time-effective strategies that allow more opportunities to engage in physical and social activities are needed.

A study published in the April issue of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity looks at one such option that warrants further investigation.

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Exercise for an ageing population

As the older adult population increases, so does the demand for fitness professionals who understand the capabilities and special needs of seniors with illnesses, disabilities, chronic disorders and sedentary lifestyles.

Exercise for Frail Elders, is the only exercise fitness guidebook to focus on working with frail elders and adults with special conditions and as such is an invaluable resource for improving functional fitness, maintaining aspects of independent living and enhancing quality of life.

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Exercise will not slow ageing process

Older adults exercising 2Contrary to the the long-held belief, physical activity will not slow down the ageing process, according to new genetic research published in the journal PLOS Genetics

The research by Professor Jamie Timmons and fellow scientists at Loughborough University, not only challenges the long held belief that keeping active will automatically hold back the hands of time but highlights a new perspective on the ageing process in humans.

Professor Timmons says they now have evidence that turns many of the assumptions about ageing on their head.

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