Far from putting untold strain on the heart and joints, middle-aged joggers tend to live longer, happier lives than their sedentary peers.
Some older athletes are blessed with tremendous talent. But others didn’t start until middle age. If there is a common thread in their lives, it’s a belief that an athletic act, executed with old bones and muscle, can give meaning to life in ways that love and religion can not.
Discussions will centre around new developments in research, techniques, procedures and theoretical achievements in human kinetics and will comprise 10 Keynote Lectures, 9 Workshop Lectures, 90 Oral Presentations and 162 Poster Presentations.
World swimming governing body Fina has decided to ban controversial non-textile swimsuits, but not until 2010. The introduction of polyurethane suits in 2008 coincided with a marked improvement in swim times meaning world records have fallen dramatically. However, with the ban not being implemented until January polyurethane suits will still be used at the Fina World Championships in Rome. That is likely to see more records set which may not be broken for many years. The return to common textile suits, men in shorts and women in suits above the knee and to the shoulder strap, would mean world records would be almost impossible to better in the short term.
A quarter of people are spending more hours at work compared to this time last year and over half of those that are currently working admit that work affects the level of exercise they do.
ENSSEE is confident it will provide a programme loaded with interesting workshops and plenary sessions, chaired and hosted by a field of international experts.
Its aim is to advance the field of active ageing collectively across the globe and community members will have the opportunity to publish their own articles and research as well as join in discussion forums, access career development opportunities and generally keep abreast of the latest trends.
New research finds eating healthy, moderate activity and genes that don’t predispose you to dementia is a recipe for preserving cognitive function as you age.