ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities presents a framework for optimising patients’ functionality by keeping them physically active. Continue reading ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities 4th Edition
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.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading How to be active, healthy and look great at 50
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.
Analyzing 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.
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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